The original plan was to make apple cinnamon pancakes. That quickly changed to waffles because I’d made pancakes a couple of weeks ago and it had been a few months since the waffle maker saw the light of day. I bought the waffle maker from Flipkart during one of their big sales. It was quite a bargain – Rs. 900 I think. The brand is Lifelong.
The Flipkart Big Billion Day was upon us and everybody was all ooh-aah and everything about it. I also downloaded the app (yes, I’m a cavewoman when it comes to apps) to see what the fuss was all about. As expected, the first thing I click on was the kitchen appliances section. And lo behold, by the grace of tech Gods, I saw one waffle maker. That too for Rs. 899 only. One brand called Lifelong it seems. Now only time will tell if it’s going to stand the test and taste of time. Anyway, now that I have procured the maker, I presumed with the making. Of the waffles, of course. I came across too many recipes. But decided to figure this out on my own. Couldn’t be THAT off considering I’m one pancake queen. So here goes:
Makes 4 waffles. 2, if you want to stuff all the batter into that waffle maker and cause spillage and dense waffles.
1 cup maida (plain flour)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1. Mix dry ingredients and keep aside.
2. Mix milk, oil, yolk from the egg (keep the white aside to be added later) and vanilla and keep aside.
3. Now make a well in the flour mixture and pour the wet ingredients to this and mix till incorporated. Don’t over mix, else you’ll have waffle shaped leather type thing to chew on.
4. Whisk the egg white till nice and frothy. Like cappuccino froth maybe. Gently fold this into the batter.
5. Pour 3/4th ladle of the batter on each waffle mould of the preheated waffle maker.
6. Close it and wait till you see steam coming out from the sides. Also, there will be a red and green light where green turns on means it’s done.
I topped this with caramelized bananas and honey. You could choose chocolate sauce or maple syrup or basically anything else you’d like.
Also, I’ve learnt this a little too late, but still. Taking some effort to make your food look nice makes you also feel nice. Especially when the picture comes out good, when you don’t have a fancy-shmancy camera and only a phone.