Growing up, this is how I learned to remember how to spell ‘dessert’ vs ‘desert’ – ‘dessert’ has two s’s because you always want more. How very true.
This Christmas, I received something special. Something I’d been wanting for a long time. A waffle maker. And with that, my collection of kitchenware was complete.
For me, waffles are the ultimate dessert. They’re like lighter, crispier pancakes with dimples that capture all that chocolatey goodness as the ice-cream melts, creating pockets of sugary delight. When we were kids, my sister and I always loved having friends sleep over because we knew it meant waffles for breakfast – and waffles for breakfast meant ice-cream… for breakfast.
Oh, yes. Those were the days. Mmm, waffles.
So, in honour of tonight’s January Blog a Day, we had waffles for dessert. So, I hunted around the interwebs until I found The Best Ever Waffles recipe (yes, that’s the name of the recipe) and converted it to make four. It made six. I’m not complaining – but then no-one really does when it comes to dessert, do they?
Dessert’s a funny thing.
Dessert’s not like other meals where people complain that they have too much – too much salad, too many chips, too many peppercorns in the pepper sauce, the waitress just put her finger in my meal… so many issues.
People don’t tend to complain about getting too much dessert. If they do it’s a false complaint that isn’t really an issue with the food at all. For example, “Wow, that’s a big serve, I couldn’t possibly eat that much…” really means, “Ok, me… take it easy. I know how much you want this in your belly, but if you shove all of this in your mouth, people are going to stare” – 9 times out of 10, they really can eat that much.
Or, the complaint is quickly followed by a compliment. “I can’t believe that icing was so rich…” is quickly followed by, “…but it was gooooood.”
Anyway, back to the waffles…
Do you like waffles? Yeah, I like waffles.
I’m not a food blogger so I don’t normally share recipes – but for waffles, I’ll make an exception. Also, there are a bunch of foodies who are taking on the January Blog a Day challenge and have already posted some great looking recipes. So, to show that I can mix it with the cool kids, here’s my adaptation of The Best Ever Waffles recipe.
- 1 1/3 cups plain flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- 60g butter, melted
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- Get the waffle iron heating
- Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
- Whisk the yolks, butter and milk into the dry ingredients until smooth
- Whisk the whites until firm peaks form
- Use a metal spoon to gently fold the whites into the mixture
- Spoon the waffle mixture onto your waffle iron
Well, that’s it from me. If you try these waffles, let me know how they went.
And one last passing gift to you, this amazing video from Parry Gripp.
(Because January can be kinda boring.)
Put together by Lindsey and Katrina to help make January a little more exciting. There are 31 topics for 31 days. There are no rules except that your posts reflect the topic of that day
Tomorrow’s theme is “Teachers”
Yesterday’s theme was “Kids”
Find out more about January Blog a Day