The classic Dutch favourite, the stroopwafel, or syrup waffle, is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough and a syrup filling. Its origins have been traced to around 1784 in Gouda. Legend has it a local baker created the first stroopwafel using leftover breadcrumbs, then finally sweetening it with syrup. The stroopwafel is normally eaten in the morning by placing the waffle on top of a hot cup of coffee and waiting for the caramel centre to melt.