Waffle Toasties Recipe
A few weeks ago I read a review of a Belgian Waffle House
that really got my mouth watering.
I wanted waffles.
I haven't got a waffle maker.
Why spend the money on something you are only going to use once in a blue moon, while the rest of the time it takes up room in your already crammed kitchen?
I may not have a waffle maker, but in all truth, there is no need for one. Not if you have a sandwich maker. The two products do exactly the same thing, and the only difference is the shape.
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.
I tried mine with both hot chocolate fudge sauce
and with golden syrup (no maple in the house), and it was divine.
Did You Know?
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.
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