Saturday, 24 May 2008

Homemade waffles, anyone?

The waffle iron has been fully employed lately after a hiatus at the back of my cupboard. Pictured above is my latest waffle version. Whole spelt flour waffles with chopped almonds, topped with home canned peaches and some maple syrup.
Waffles were a favourite when I was a kid and bring back some great memories. We were always experimenting with toppings to put on our waffles. Homemade jams & jellies were tried or we spread on some peanut butter (it's a waffle sandwich!), but my all time favourite was to make an ice cream sandwich with piping hot, fresh waffles. Mmmmm... what a treat!

2 cups whole spelt flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
2 large eggs beaten
2 cups soy milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional)
Preheat waffle iron. You may lightly grease the waffle iron if needed ( I don't need to do this with mine).
In a large bowl stir together the first 3 listed ingredients. In another bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients and the nuts (if using).
Add the wet ingredients, all at once, to the dry ingredients in the first bowl and stir until just combined.
**I use 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the batter to make each set of waffles on my iron - you may have to increase this amount by another 1/4cup depending on your waffle iron. The important thing to remember is that you need to add the batter to the iron and then quickly close the lid and do not lift it during the baking time. Cooking time on my iron is approx. 4-5 minutes and then I remove the waffles using a fork.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Yum, looking at that picture is making me hungry. Thank goodness for a waffle making hubby, I expect we will be having waffles this morning. :-)
So...did you save a few waffles to have with ice cream? Isn't it fun to remember the things from childhood that stick with you, and interesting how often they include food. I hope after your trip down memory lane this past week that you did treat yourself to those ice cream waffle sandwiches.