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