Thursday, 29 March 2018

Gluten Free Belgian Waffles for Breakfast (optional dairy free)


Who doesn't love waffles? They make a perfect treat for a lazy weekend breakfast dressed in berries and drizzled with raspberry or chocolate sauce..... Having been the excited recipient of a waffle-maker last Christmas, I am thrilled to bring you the first of what will hopefully be many Gluten Free Alchemist waffle recipes.


Tapping through the pages of the internet, home-made waffles clearly make a pretty regular appearance in many kitchens both in the UK and across the pond...... I however had never made them (late to the party as always....), until now.

Of course most of the recipes out there are made with regular flour..... but I have loads of good memories of great pre-Coeliac glutenous waffles on which to base my standard...... and I wanted to make absolutely sure that when I developed my own gluten free waffle recipe, they would rival the best.


You need to judge them for yourselves, but I think I've cracked this waffle malarky and done a darn fine job. I'm really happy with these Gluten Free Belgian Waffles. They are crisp and golden on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside...... not over-sweet, but unquestionably, the perfect base to load up with your favourite toppings. Kaspas (which incidentally don't do gluten free) eat your heart out!


I won't waffle on any more (get it?!), 'cos I need to get this recipe out to you and Easter is nearly upon us...... I'll definitely be eating waffles for breakfast on Easter Sunday..... Quite possibly topped with freshly melting Easter eggs. Why don't you join me?


Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

200g gluten free, rice free flour blend (I used my home-mixed Gluten Free Alchemist Rice-Free Blend with Wholegrain Flours, but you can use an alternative commercial blend, such as Free From Fairy flour (see side bar for link)
2½ teaspoons GF baking powder
20g caster sugar
pinch fine sea salt
2 large eggs - separated
300 ml milk/dairy free alternative
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
80g butter/dairy free alternative - melted

Method

  1. In a large bowl, weigh and mix together the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. 
  2. Add the yolks, milk and vanilla to the flour and whisk or blend together.
  3. Add the melted butter and fold through until just combined.
  4. Whisk the egg whites using a clean bowl and whisk heads until you have stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the whisked whites into the waffle batter.
  6. Cook the waffles in a waffle-maker/iron using the manufacturers instructions.
  7. Enjoy with fresh fruit, your favourite sauce or any other topping you fancy.
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14 comments:

  1. We adore waffles in our family it's become even more of a challenge since I can't have eggs!!! I KNOW my two would love these waffles though, strawberries and chocolate spread tend to be their topping of choice

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. I am not sure how I would manage without eggs..... although you and Midge make some amazing bakes! x

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  2. These look super scrumptious with all the lovely fruit on top, thank you for bringing them to #CookBlogShare and have a great Easter weekend!

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    1. Thank you Monika. You're welcome...... and have a great Easter too! x

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  3. I am excited to see your waffle journey starting but sadly am lagging well behind. Your waffles look wonderful and would be great for any special breakfast

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks Johanna. I like the idea of it being my 'waffle journey'..... definitely sounds like there is a plan in there somewhere..... x

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  4. Kate: What a great breakfast/dessert dish for those on a GF diet... and also for those who are not.

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  5. These look delicious Kate, do you mind sharing which waffle maker you have please? there seem to be a lot to choose from and reviews are very mixed.

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    1. Thanks Alison.
      I did a fair amount of research before getting a waffle maker. I have a Sage 'No Mess' waffle maker which has a really helpful drip moat to catch any overfill. It isn't the cheapest, but we have been really happy with it and it is so simple to use that my 12 year old regularly makes waffles after school, whilst I am still at work. x

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    2. Thanks Kate, I will look into it, I am always happy to save and wait if need be to get the best for me appliance. x

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  6. My family loves waffles so much I have two waffle makers! Sometimes I use both at once! I have my old trusty recipe, but it’s nice to have this GF one. One of my brothers in law is on GF diet so next time he comes visit I can make him these waffles. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks Angie.... You're welcome.
      Wow! Two waffle makers..... I'm impressed (and probably a bit jealous!). I hope you get to make these GF waffles and I hope this recipe stands up against your 'trusty' glutenous one xx

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  7. Oh wow - loving the new look! So clean and fresh. And those waffles - yum, yum, YUM!! They look incredible :-D Eb x

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