The Good Batch Tagged: The Good Batch, Bklyn Flea, Sweets, Cookies, Stroopwafel

The Good Batch began with a simple mission: bake pure, not overly sweet, delicious food. Anna Gordon, the founder and pastry chef of The Good Batch, has a lot of Dutch people in her life, and after years of receiving eager requests for making fresh stroopwafels, she finally did it. And it worked. To get the texture and taste fully saluted by her Dutch counterparts, Anna committed several months, dozens of batches and countless taste testings to create the Classic Stroopwafel. While she was at it, she figured she might as well come up with some of her own variations. The Good Batch has been satisfying sweet tooths in and around Brooklyn since its first batch of goodness in early 2009. Same mission, same passion, new creations. the stroopwafel: The stroopwafel is a Dutch spiced waffle cookie with a caramel filling. It dates back to the early 18th century in Gouda, when bakers geniously combined bakery scraps to make a treat that would eventually become the country’s most beloved cookie. The traditional method of enjoying the stroopwafel is to place it over a hot cup of tea or coffee, which heats the caramel. They are also delicious heated up with ice cream, and of course eaten on their own. Handmaking stroopwafels is a labor of love. The yeast-based dough is pressed in a special iron, then immediately cut to a perfect circle and carefully split in half for the hot caramel filling. When fresh, the cookie is chewy and aromatic, however they stay delectable for several weeks. The Good Batch prides itself in being one of the few handmade stroopwafel companies in the United States. The Good Batch is at the Brooklyn Flea most Saturday’s. The Flea is currently being held at One Hanson Place, and starting in April will move outside at 176 Lafayette Street. You can also find us at: Bedford Cheese Shop | Williamsburg, Brooklyn Radish | Williamsburg, Brooklyn Marlow & Daughters | South Williamsburg, Brooklyn Marlow & Sons | South Williamsburg, Brooklyn Blue Apron | Park Slope, Brooklyn Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain | Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Greene Grape Provisions | Fort Greene, Brooklyn Choice Greene | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Foragers Market | DUMBO, Brooklyn Crop to Cup | South Slope, Brooklyn Union Market | Park Slope, South Slope, Cobble Hill (Brooklyn) Brooklyn Fare | Downtown, Brooklyn Bob & Betty’s | Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn The Pulp & The Bean | Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn Nolita Mart | Soho, Manhattan Lucy’s Whey | Chelsea Market, Manhattan Basis Foods | New York City