Some dishes you love because they are nutritious and others because they are comfort food. But my primary reason to start liking a waffle was that it looks so pretty. Such cute little squares inside a slightly larger one and can be doused in honey or smeared with any preserve of your choice. Sigh!!!
It was one of my first picks in a buffet breakfast and i fell in love with it more when the daughter ate it without a fuss. Who would throw a tantrum against waffles? But I was resigned to eating it only when I travel because I couldn’t justify, even to my most impulsive side, that buying a waffle iron made sense for the twice a month waffle affair. Yes, the frequency would be low because the husband doesn’t like it. Like that surprises anyone anymore! So the sighing continued until one fine day, I discovered a small silicon waffle mould on Amazon and life began to look up again. The only flip side is that the waffle grooves appear only on the lower side but the upper side is plain. This has no impact on the taste and is a perfect middle ground between having no waffles at all and buying a waffle iron. Now the daughter and I enjoy baked waffles every now and then thanks to this very easy recipe. Do try this –
Recipe adapted from here
Makes 12 small waffles
WHAT WE NEED
All purpose flour 1 cup
Sugar 1 tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Milk 3/4 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 220 C
- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl
- In another bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, oil and milk
- Pour the egg mixture on the flour mix and combine well till no large lumps are visible
- Pour the waffle batter in the mould till it is 3/4th full and place it in the oven
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or till the top is golden brown
- Take out of the oven and serve with any of honey, preserves or jams
- Enjoy a blissful breakfast!
P.S. You can use this recipe to make a pancake too. Just add 2 tbsp of milk to the batter and have fluffy pancakes.
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2016