When you buy Amazon wafers, and try its awesome taste and the contrast it carries between the sharp crispiness of biscuit, and the softness of the creamy fillings in its heart.
it will make you wonder how in the world do they manufacture these well stacked and intact wafer biscuits without everything falling apart?!
You are now about to find out, as we let you in on our wafer secrets,
but first let’s get to know wafer better:
Wafer in a nutshell
Wafer biscuits are a crispy, thin, flat, light, dry & mostly patterned biscuits, used to carry more creamy & soft food items & fillings. It is a very loved & widely popular snack mass produced and sold to be available in grocery shops & supermarkets. The shapes, forms & uses of wafer are varied, but here we are going to delve into the details of the most popular uses of wafer biscuits and how they are created.
Wafer biscuit sheets are usually made from a batter or dough that contains little to no sugar. And they are made to be somewhat tasteless as the final goal is that the creamy filling layers are going to be the defining factor that gives each line of products its own distinct flavour & sweetness.
In some cases wafer biscuit sheets are sold individually as they are, for purposes such as being used as a crispy bakery for dips, butter & cheese or any creamy and spreadable food items. And they are also a close relative of the cone-shpaed biscuits that are widely used to serve ice cream, in addition to other crispy sorts of desserts where wafer is used as a carrier of cream, caramel, marshamellow and other items is a sort of a crispy light sandwich.
And in all cases of usage, wafer usually consists less than 30% of the end product material, as the rest depends on the filling or the sandwiched food items, and that summarizes the usage of wafer bisuit sheets no matter how they are shaped or formed:
“A subsidiary crispy, mostly sugarless carriers of more soft, savory, flavorful creamy food items.”
Wafer bisscuits, with their cellular & patterned texture are designed to carry either coverings, fillings or both. They can be shaped into stacked thin sheets with layers of creamy fillings, or into other shapes such as cones for ice creams, or even loopy tubes in some snack varities.
A lot of historical records & ancient recipe books actually prove that wafers in different shapes & forms were already a savored bakery food used as a carrier of fillings as a dessert, and this goes all the way back to the 16th century, througout the medieval era up to the early modern age, but of course it didn’t stop there.
Wafer irons of several sorts existed since that time, expecially in circular shapped metal patties ready to bake the wafer sheets into the crisp texture usually with distinct engraved patterns in the metal.
A Wafer variety was considered to be an enhancer of royal digestion during public ceremonies and gatherings. and later on they became a luxury dessert to be served during occasions & celebrations. But back then, they were considered a food item of the wealthy, as not every one could afford them.
A Dutch wafer variety, that is considered to be an earlier version of today’s “Waffles”, were a widely savored treat in England and across Europe since the early18th century.
Cannelons, which were a sort of tube wafers, alongside flat or curled wafers, were also very popular in dessert usage in France, and they were served in the 1700s carrying fillings of chocolate & fruit pastes.
And there was a special variety of coffee wafers which was a gourmet recipe that appeared in cooking books in the same century, and they used to be served in luxurious English royal plates.
Wafer cornets were the earliest versions of ice cream cones during the late 1800s, that were used in a way not so different than the way we make ice cream cones today.
And professional kitchen stoves, specially created to make wafer sheets already existed since the 19th century BC.
And the wafer tradition which started around the 16th century as mentioned, has never faded away. As the methods of wafer biscuits production have continued to progress well into the modern industrial era, until it reached a level of automation fit for the technology and machination age we are living in nowadays, due to the needs of mass production & wide distribution.
Wafer production flow
But how such tight biscuits hold together so many crispy sheets, carrying multiple layers of creamy fillings into the famous wafer biscuits that are famous today?
Well, to simplify the answer to that question, we need to put it into steps:
- Batter mixing
- Batter shaping
- Batter baking
- Cooling again
- and packing.
This is the machinated process, where it all starts with mixing the dough components, then flattening it into thin sheets, which then go into an electric oven to be baked to a crispy level.
And after letting the baked biscuit sheets cool, then comes the process of stacking the layers with the creamy filings or coverings. And after another step of cooling the temprature again, the creamed or covered biscuit layers get cut into the required piece sizes. And in the end comes the final stage of packing.
And that’s how you will exactly see it in the grocery store below your home.
And Amazon Foods has prefected this automated art, and reached the level of perfection that you wil sense right away once you try Amazon wafer varieties. It will be you wafer of choice upon first try no doubt.
Traditional uses of Wafer
In Egypt, there is a very famous local variety of wafer biscuits, especially in coastal cities, where the wafers are sold under the name “Freska”, usually with more harder fillings like sesame,coconut, peanuts, hazelnuts and other nuts that are usually mended together in an intact piece with a sugary syrup, honey or caramel, which becomes hard when it cools.
In the Egyptian Freska variety the wafer sheets cover the hard carameled filling from both sides with a thin usually circular crisp wafers.
The Freska variety in Jordan on the other hand is totally different, as there is a another sweet snack street-sold variety- also known as “Anbara”- but it does not actually contain any wafer biscuit carriers. The Jordanian Freska is actually an apple fruit piece covered with a red caramel layer.
And a lot of ice cream street sellers with their famous playful serving of an ice cream cone, which is literally a wafer biscuit sheet shaped into a cone to carry the frozen but quickly melting flavored ice cream varieties, consider their way of serving the cone to be an art.
It goes to show you exactly the role of the wafer biscuits:
“They are the crispy companion which adds a fun edgy side to a creamy food item.
Or to summarize evern further:
“ The indispensible crispy carriers of savory sweet materials.”
Get creative with Amazon Wafers
How often do you eat ice cream?
Well, now don’t you think that having it with a crispy wafer cone, or in other varieties where ice cream comes literally sandwiched between two ice cream sheets, is way more fun than having it with a spoon?
Well, now we suggest to you even more creative ways to enjoy Amazon premium quality wafers which are already filled with vanilla & chocolate as dip sticks to eat non-coned ice cream with.
Or to insert the Amazon wafer sticks or cubes into the frozen ice cream balls or Amazon flavoured cream, or Amazon fruit jams, to add its edgy crispiness, and the sweetness of its gourmet filllings to your dessert eating experience.
Feeling exhausted at work? Well, have you tried the energy boost you will achieve when eating Amazon wafers accompanied by Amazon enegry drink, Amazon decaffienated drink or Amazon Cola?
Well, If you haven’t, you are actually missing out on a lot of snacking fun.
Invent your own ideas that can surprise your guests and increase the fun in group gatherings with Amazon Wafino wafer with its playful wafer cubes, Amazon Kokino hazelnut or Kokino XL Vanilla with their rich fillings.
Amazon wafers are made in Italy with execellent quality components, that help prefect the art of wafers.
And from there the choices of usage are yours, as the Amazon wafer quality is our choice.