So armed with my sandwich maker in hand, I made my waffles, and ended up with waffle toasties. They were gorgeously crispy on the outside, deliciously creamy on the inside, and although I did not use vanilla extract, there was a distinct vanilla flavour. The benefit of having a waffle toasty instead of normal waffles, is that it has no holes; you get a full packed sandwich with an incredibly fulfilling texture.
Kcals/serving: 75 (based on the brands I used)
Cooking Time: 10 mins
125g plain flour
1 large egg
300ml soya milk
1 tsp xylitol sweetener (or ordinary sugar if you prefer)
1 tsp baking powder
olive oil spray can
1. Mix together the flour, sweetener, and baking powder.
2. Separate the egg and beat in the yolk and milk.
3. Whisk the egg white and fold in.
4. Spray the pre-heated sandwich maker with a tiny bit of olive oil.
5. Pour the mixture into the sandwich maker for 10 minutes.
The Ancient Greeks used to make flat cakes called obleios. They were made from just flour and water and were cooked between two hot metal plates. This process carried on into the Medieval period where they used hot irons. In the 13th century, however, a craftsman designed a set of plates called gaufres that gave them a honeycomb pattern. Gaufres was from the old French word 'wafla', which is how waffles got their name.
It was not until, however, the 14th century, that eggs were added to the ingredients, and they were still considered a savoury dish. It was not until the 17th century that honey and other sweeteners were added.
The most popular type of waffles are Belgian Waffles, which contain yeast instead of baking powder to make them thicker and more flavoursome.
I got super involved with these recently. This recipe is perfect! I make mine with almond breeze instead but I also like to add nutmeg and cinnamon to the mix. I cut them open and stuff them with mushed up kiwi - plus they are great to freeze. Thank you sooooooooo much :)