WAFFLES!



I've been wanting a waffle iron for a while now... Since our trip to the U.S.A, my husband has been dying to 'waffleize' something #willitwaffle http://www.willitwaffle.com YES, it's a real thing.

So anyway, I employed close family to keep an eye out for waffle irons on sale because they're not cheap here in Australia- small ones are around the $50 range! So as fate would have it, my mother-in-law found some on sale at Kmart and we got one! 

The first thing we tried was the amazing waffleized mac-n-cheese. I won't paste the recipe because all we did was cook two packets of microwave cheesy mac and thicken it up with an egg yolk and some extra cheese and flour before setting it in our waffle iron and toasting that bad boy up.. Here's a pic of it if you're interested and we ate it with sauce (tried barbecue, tomato and my latest obsession-sriracha).
We may have over-cooked it, but it still tasted delicious!
So as we have the new contraption, my wonderful husband gave it its first real trial of actual plain traditional Belgian waffles... They were great! We cooked some frozen berries with sugar and vanilla to put on top, the only thing we were missing was ice-cream so we'll make sure we add that to the shopping list for next time..

You will need... (makes 5-6 waffles)
2 cups plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup oil
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method...
  1. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Stir in the salt and sugar.
  2. Separate the eggs, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside. 
  3. Mix the egg yolks with the oil, milk and vanilla
  4. Add the dry and wet ingredients together and stir to get out any lumps
  5. Carefully fold in the egg whites, try to avoid losing the aeration
  6. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, a general rule is to use 3/4 of a cup- 1 cup per waffle.
  7. Pour batter into hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown, if you can only cook one at a time, I suggest you preheat your oven on low and place the cooked waffles on a tray in the oven to stay warm while you cook the rest.


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