Doughffle

P1070582 P1070572Up until about 5 minutes ago when I googled “doughnut waffle” I thought I had created something beautiful. So because I thought I’d dreamed up this recipe before I’d made them, after I’d made them and as I ate them, we are pretending I MADE THEM UP. It’s an ingenious idea really. I think anything made into a doughnut is gonna be a pure delight. How could it not be? I’ve already started waffling on…

P1070575 P1070573Somebody asked me the other day if I look up my fantastic and witty puns/jokes, absolutely not. It’s 100% pure talent. Yes, telling bad jokes is a talent and something I will be adding to my cv (maybe not). I find it hard to get on with people who don’t have a great sense of humour because I have to keep saying “only joking” after everything I say. I think anything I say should be followed by that new upside down smiley emoji and the rolling eyes one 🙄🙃 oh here they are, I wasn’t sure if I could use them on here or not!

P1070568 P1070586If anyone is unsure of how you pronounce Doughffle, it’s like Waffle but with a “d”. Isn’t it weird that you say wOHffle not wAHffle. The English language, eh? Fascinating/ridiculous. One crucial element in making these is you need a waffle maker. Now I know this is something that most of you have thought about buying because “wouldn’t it be great to be able to make waffles at home on a Sunday”. You should take that thought and turn it into an action. When I first got my waffle maker, I said it was my new kitchen best friend.
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We don’t see each other all that often, but when we do, it’s always great. There’s no awkward small talk (remembering how it works) or awkward silences when you remember why you don’t see each other that much (they always taste great). I’ve been working on a savoury recipe too so you can even convince yourself you won’t just use it for breakfast!

Recipe

The recipe for the waffles came in the instruction manual for my Krups waffle maker. I’ve only ever used this recipe because it works perfectly every time. I then came up with the doughnut bit myself. The batter works best if it is left to sit for at least an hour. You can even make the batter the night before and store it in the fridge to enjoy the next day for breakfast.

Serves: 6 waffles
Prep Time: 5 mins (+ 1hr sitting time)
Cooking Time: 3-4 mins per waffle
Difficulty: Doesn’t take a waffle lot of hard work

Equipment
Mixing bowl
Spatula/spoon
Ladle
Waffle Maker
Pastry brush
Shallow dish x2 (like pasta bowls)

Ingredients
150g plain flour
5g baking powder
50g butter(melted)
40g caster sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla essence
250ml milk
Sugar Coating **
150g butter(melted)
150-200g caster sugar

** The waffle can be coated with butter by either dipping both sides directly into the melted butter then doing the same with sugar or by brushing each side with melted butter using a pastry brush then dipping in sugar. You want a nice coating of sugar so you might want to spoon over more sugar if not enough sticks. The first method gives you a slightly more butter waffle!

Method

  1. In mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add melted butter, egg, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix.
  3. Slowly add the milk whilst stirring. Mix until all ingredients are combined and a runny batter forms. Don’t worry about lumps, they’re fine.
  4. Set aside for about 1 hour.
  5. Heat waffle maker. Using a ladle, pour in enough batter into the waffle maker and cook for about 3-4mins or until waffle is golden brown.
  6. Whilst the waffles are cooking, set up your sugar coating station- put the sugar in one of the shallow dishes and the melted butter in another. As soon as the waffle is ready, using your preferred method (options above) coat the waffles.
  7. Serve immediately (I’ve been told they taste great cold too) with your favourite toppings or they’re delicious on their own.

THEY’RE WAFFLEY GOOD

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Destroyer are good…

KB x

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