I am looking for a recipe to make oblaten. Oblaten are large, round, thin cookies, about 8 inches in diameter and about 1/4 inch thick. They are used to make an Eastern European dessert called a “Pishinger,” which consists of sandwiching chocolate buttercream or chocolate ganache between oblaten until you have a 2-inch high “cake,” and enclosing the whole thing in a chocolate glaze. You slice the pieces very thinly because they are as rich as a candy bar. I’ve always had to mail-order oblaten (or I have purchased them in Seattle at the Pike St. Marketplace when I was there on vacation).
But I don’t see why I couldn’t make them myself, if only I had a recipe. I suspect they are cooked in a waffle press or pizzelle iron. Their texture is similar to communion wafers: thin, with a sugary-meringue-y snap to them. But, unlike communion wafers, they can withstand the the moisuture of buttercream. They are also similar to the kind of wafer cookie you find in a supermarket, the ones with waffled crosshatching on the surface, in colors of chocolate, vanilla, or pink, cut into long rectangles, and filled with matching cream.
I’ve been doing google searches for a few years now, looking for an oblaten recipe, and I have not been successful. If any of you can point me in the right direction, I would be so grateful!