*The fast and easy kind. Plus a little of the rambling kind, too.*
Over the holidays, during a long awaited op-shop crawl with 'tweens in tow, I happened to come across a little treasure hidden deep within the cluttered kitchen goods section at my favourite 'oppy'. Beyond the tupperware and aluminium pots, just behind a coffee plunger (which I confess happened to make it's way home with us), lurked a barely used waffle maker. I couldn't believe our luck! I had been lusting after just such a waffle maker for the longest time although never acted on my yearnings as it was a luxury purchase I just couldn't justify. But finding one in the op-shop that day was a whole other story... I was donating to a local charity plus giving something a second lease on life. Needless to say I snapped the little gem up without a further thought.
Do you know it makes the most amazing waffles? In mere minutes! Plus, the little treasure beeps when it's time to add the mix and then once more when it's finished cooking!
An op-shop treasure of the loveliest kind..
It was waffles for afternoon tea that day, and then for dessert. For dessert again the following night. A day or two to take a (much needed) breather and then back at it again with more waffles for dessert. Oh, my, oh my, my body isn't used to such indulgences. Hot waffles straight from the iron. I do daydream about making a batch and freezing them for quick snacks to run through the toaster..although they haven't managed to get as far as the freezer..yet.
If you have an old waffle maker at the back of your cupboard, pull it out, dust it off and get cooking! The smell of those waffles wafting will cause one to wonder how indeed it managed to find it's way all the way back there into the darkened depths, or perhaps it was too late? You took it to the local oppy for a better home?
It's ok, this little sweetheart found such a home.
Waffles - the fast and easy kind
(because let's face it - we really just want to get on with eating the delicious offerings, don't we?)
2 cups plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tbs raw sugar
1 1/3 cups milk
2 tbs homemade yoghurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Allow to stand if there is time, around 10-20 minutes is fine. If not, don't worry. Cook in preheated waffle maker according to your maker's directions. Serve warm and do remember the ice-cream!
To re-heat later, toast on low setting for a crunchy, warm slice of winter indulgence.