November 22, 2011
Today I felt like eating a penguin.
A warmly spiced yummy penguin to be precise.
Promise not to laugh?
This is my waffle maker, Woddles.
He's so very cute, but not very grown-up really.
I would probably never have blogged with him, but I was cruising some of my bloggy buddies when I read about Gingerbread Waffles on Heidi's blog http://applesundermybed.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-breakfast-of-gingerbread-waffles.html and they just sounded too good to resist. As I don't live anywhere near this particular cafe, I had to come up with my own gingery version to satisfy my cravings for sweetness.
Gingerbread is the flavour of Christmas to me, I'm usually up to my elbows in orders for gluten-free gingerbread shapes and houses and making sticky dark gingerbread cakes for the cafes at this time of year, so these waffles sounded perfect for a cool rainy day with carols playing happily in the background.
I don't know if mine were as good as the others, but they tasted pretty fine to me, and they sure beat them out with the cuteness factor.
1 cup SR Gluten free flour
1 Egg- separated
1/3 cup lactose free Milk
1/4 cup Treacle
1 Tbsp Oil
1 good teaspoon ground Ginger
1 good teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 pinch ground Cloves
1 pinch Salt
Mix together the flour and spices.
Add in the egg yolk, milk, treacle and oil, and mix well. You might need to add in an extra tablespoon of milk if your mixture is very stiff.
Beat the egg white until nice firm,
then fold carefully through the other batter.
Spoon into your preheated waffle maker of choice- I know not all of you are lucky enough to have your own Woddles, and cook until lovely and brown and crisp.
Serve still warm, with the little penguin bellies filled with awesome Lactose-free Ice Cream, and drizzled with ginger sauce.
This was my lunch today- don't judge me, we all need to eat- and it was delicious!
So Dear Readers, who do you get inspiration from? And would you eat a penguin if you were hungry enough?