Dear Waffles


Dear Waffles,

          I like you in the morning, you make the perfect breakfast when covered in sweet honey or creamy Nutella. I like you with some freshly squeezed orange juice or maybe a steaming cup of tea.
          I like you in the afternoon with the nectar of the gods (ie. hot chocolate), and in the evening for dessert. I prefer when you are crunchy on the outside and smooth on the inside. You are worth waking up half an hour earlier than my usual routine.
          Please be nice to my hips.
Yours truly,

Tania.

I have found 'the perfect waffle' recipe. It's quick and easy, and oh so delicious. I gave mine an autumnal twist by adding a teaspoon of 'allspice' and another one of vanilla extract.

Recipe : (copied word for word from Dine and Dish)

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 stiff, beaten egg whites
  1. Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in sugar and set aside.
  2. Combine together dry ingredients.
  3. Combine egg yolks and milk. Beat in dry ingredients. Add oil and beat until blended.
  4. Fold in egg whites (do not overmix)
  5. Bake in preheated waffle iron. 

Like all waffles they are perfect with jam or icing sugar, honey, Nutella, fresh fruits, melted chocolate and whipped cream... you name it. 

Please do me a favour and make some for your lover/sister/kids over the weekend, they will be delighted. I'm off to make my third batch this week (yes, there is a danger - your family will like them SO much they will request them all week long..)