Yet another weekend comes to an end. Nothing much interesting happened, except for some new trials that turned out to be good, Alhamdulillah. It is getting colder by the day, which is a good sign that the winters are on, but the only issue is that at times it does get warm all of a sudden, leaving a very uncomfortable vibe in the air. We went visiting my schoolmate who had her second child a couple of weeks ago, so the girls were excited to see the little hands and feet. 🙂 Apart from that, it was a very normal weekend, though I wouldn’t say I was able to relax as much as I would have loved to! 😀
Finally the first waffle recipe is on the blog! Hehe… this isn’t the first waffle I cooked at home. Waffles are nothing but a fancy looking pancake, or at least I feel so. 😉 The only difference is that waffles are supposed to be crispier than pancakes. I have this though process in me – I would love to eat pancakes, waffles and crepes from outside, but at the back of mind, something tells me, “Why do you want to pay so much and eat them, when you can easily make them with available ingredients at home?” So true, but the bottom-line is cooking at home just doesn’t happen when you crave for it. Hehe… but I am telling the truth, I have never had these from out rather than from my own house. I don’t seem to get rid of that thought. 😀
OK, coming back to waffles, my first experience with waffles wasn’t really good. Most of the recipes that top the Google search will tell you to add a copious amounts of baking powder. With a lot of trepidation, I did make it with a little less quantity. What I got was a set of waffles that reeked of baking powder in every bite. It was terrible, that I wanted to cry. Usually, I click my pictures before even trying the food, so I did the same with it. The pictures turned out really good. But the first bite, and I wanted to puke. It was really bad, that I didn’t make waffles for another three months! So that attempt became more of a photography practice session. Hehe… My second experiment was a banana flavored chocolate one which turned out really good, but had pathetic pictures. This was my third set of waffles made vegan style and boy, we totally loved it!
The recipe is adapted from here, the same blog that I had made the Strawberry Jelly Dessert from for the SRC challenge some time ago. The soda was the main reason why I wanted to try this recipe. Having baked the coke cake before and discovered how moist it was, I was sure that it has to do with the fluffiness of the waffles. And these waffles are really pillowy! They were really soft that I really didn’t need anything to go with it – just bite, chew and enjoy! If you like waffles that are crispy, then these are not for you. I have seen that they don’t tend to get crispy even after keeping in the waffle for two lengths, but that’s with my waffle maker, not sure how it is with other waffle makers. Or else just drop in enough batter so that it gets crisp. Either way, enjoy it the way you like it! Off to the recipe…
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup club soda
- Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour the vanilla extract and milk into the dry ingredients and whisk till smooth.
- Pour the soda and incorporate it well into the batter.
- Heat your waffle maker, spray with oil on it. Pour enough batter on it and cook as per waffle maker instructions.
- Serve warm with maple syrup or chocolate sauce.