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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published November 25th 2012
Waffles - But A Sandwich
waffles, chocolate fudge sauce
Waffles with chocolate fudge sauce.


A few weeks ago I read a review of a Belgian Waffle House that really got my mouth watering.

I wanted waffles.

Problem.

I haven't got a waffle maker.

Solution?

Improvise.

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.

Serves: 8
Kcals/serving: 75 (based on the brands I used)
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:



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.

waffles, golden syrup
Waffles doused in golden syrup.


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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Why? No need to buy a waffle iron
When: Any time
Where: The Kitchen
Cost: Cheap
Your Comment
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 :)
by cocof (score: 0|6) 548 days ago
Thanks for that, I'm glad I don't have to buy a waffle maker now. Can't wait to try the recipe.
by hoyte (score: 0|6) 347 days ago
Looks good!
by Tim Falk (score: 1|66) 1434 days ago
Hi.. love your idea! just curious: when you shut the other side of the sandwich maker, does the mixture caused any spillage? How much of mixture is enough to let it "expand" in the maker?
by moony (score: 0|5) 908 days ago
Holy Sugar, Jaffle Waffles!
by devil (score: 1|27) 1449 days ago
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