Tired of the usual bread, chapati, cake or mandazi for breakfast? I was and Tabasamu came up with the delightful idea of baking these delightful waffles over the weekend. Waffles are small, soft, fluffy, tasty snacks that can be made in different shapes, sizes and variations.
Waffles originated from Belgium but are now made all over the world, albeit with different recipes and ingredients. They are typically flavoured with vanilla extract, which gives them a scrumptious taste and smell.
You can make them yourself if you have a waffle maker or a grill pan. We have this small waffle maker that makes heart shaped waffles. I will share the recipe we used and pictures below. If I could share the waffles (taste and smell) through the internet, I sure would but until then, you will have to do with kumeza mate.
To make 10 waffles:
500g of wheat flour
250g of sugar
300g of butter
6 tablespoons of milk
20g of vanilla extract
- Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the sugar. You can whip the egg white and yolks separately to make the waffles fluffier.
- Melt the butter and add it into the mixture of sugar and eggs. Butter is good but expensive. You can alternatively use oil or margarine.
- Add vanilla extract and the milk to the mixture and stir.
- Toss the flour into the mixture and whip into a fine, creamy yellowish batter.
- The batter is now ready for baking and it tastes really good (Lick some of it!). Heat the waffle maker/grill pan and oil it with some butter/oil.
- Pour the batter, little by little, on the hot waffle maker/grill pan and bake for 2 minutes each. When ready, the waffles should be light brown and crunchy.
- Leave them to cool down for at least 15 minutes and enjoy your yummy waffles with your favourite drink. I loved the taste and flavour on these waffles. Be sure that I will make them again soon.