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Wafer Sticks are very common in Madrid, Barquillos for us. During the XIX century Barquilleros were very popular in Madrid’s streets. Kids love them…adults too.

You can still see Barquilleros  in Madrid selling their wafers. If you are lucky to come across one, try them.

Today’s music. Ride On by Christy Moore.


  • 100gr. Icing Sugar.
  • 2 Egg Whites.
  • 4 Table spoons Plain Flour.
  • 4 Table spoons Cream.
  • 1 Tea spoon Vanilla Extract.
  • 50gr. Melted Butter.


Pre heat the oven at 220 degrees.

In a bowl, mix the icing sugar and egg until integrated. Add the flour and mix well. When the mix becomes homogeneous add the vanilla extract, cream and melted butter. Mix well.

Put on a flat oven tray a sheet of baking paper, or a silicon sheet  if you have one.

Using a spoon put a bit of the mix on the baking paper, spread it with the back of the spoon forming a thin circle. Make 4 of these circles.

Put in the pre heated oven for 5 minutes or until the circles become golden on the outside.

Remove them form the oven and quickly roll them using a rounded wooden spoon handle. They will harden in a few seconds. Let them cool down on a rack and repeat the same process with the rest of the mix.

Enjoy them with a nice coffee or with your favourite ice cream. You could also dip one of the ends with melted chocolate or fill them with custard. Anyway, enjoy them!