The first time I ate a waffle was when I was in college in Bombay. As a treat one night, a few of us from the hostel went across to the Taj (of the 26/11 infamy) to have dinner. We went to the coffee shop then called Shamiana. We had a blast that evening. Got dressed to the hilt. It was an evening to remember after all. Here we were, college students splurging on a dinner in one of the fanciest hotels in town. I simply cannot remember what I ate for dinner that night. But for dessert I ordered waffles with fruit, honey and icecream. It was DELICIOUS!!!!. I can even today remember the aromas wafting from it. It tasted divine and the combination of the hot waffle, cold icecream, smooth honey and flavorful fruit was superb.
Waffles are one thing that look so hard to make but in reality are the easiest. It is something which can be rustled up in a jiffy. Waffles are very versatile and can be served as breakfast, dessert or even as a main course. There are any number of toppings that you can put on a waffle. One can also make it healthier by using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.
I bought a waffle maker many years ago and it has been on our Sunday/holiday breakfast menu off and on ( I can hear my son pipe up at this point and say "more off than on").
This recipe is now being posted for my sister who just got her waffle maker. May their family have many waffles filled days ahead!!!!.
2 cups Milk
6 tablespoons or 90 grams Melted Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoon Sugar
Mix all the liquid ingredients (eggs, milk, butter and extract) in a bowl.
Sift the dry ingredients till well mixed.
Add the dry ingredients to the liquid and mix well till it is a smooth batter.
Heat the waffle maker and pour in required batter.
Close and cook till browned.
Serve with maple syrup, honey, fruit... The list goes on.