The Fluffiest Waffles of all Times

There are days when you just need waffles. At least I’ve got those days. It was raining, it was cold and I had a craving. In the days I somehow always go for sweet stuff: pancakes, semolina, french toast or waffles…

Those waffles were the most fluffiest waffles I have ever had. Seriously. They are fluffy yet crunchy, not too sweet and just yum. A real treat. Don’t believe me? Have a try and be convinced.

The Fluffiest Waffles – Crunchy Oatmeal Waffles Fluffiest Waffles

Ingredients:

125 g whole grain flour
25 g grape seed flour
250 ml milk
3 tbsp coco flower sugar
3 tbsp vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 pinch salt
4 tbsp oatmeal, whole grain

Directions:

  1. Mix flour, milk and sugar and let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Separate eggs and whip up egg whites with salt.
  3. Add oil, egg yolks, oatmeal to the flour mixture.
  4. Fold in egg whites.
  5. Bake waffles.
  6. Enjoy with salty butter and powdered sugar while still warm.

Yummy fluffy waffles

Did you know that I made my very first waffles when I turned 30? I did not grow up with waffles. But for my thirties birthday party I had waffle and lemonade party. Ever since I am a bit hooked.

Do you make waffles for breakfast? Or is it more a treat in the afternoon? Would you spill your favorite recipe? And do you know of a recipe where no egg whites need to beaten? Because lets be honest its a pain in the a**.

Anyhow happy waffle baking

Tobia

Pannakakku – Finnish Pancakes

Hello you all…

It is Sunday. I like Sundays. When I am lucky the sunshine will be bright and hit my chair where I sit every morning writing my journal and drinking my coffee.

Sundays are for “me time” and “us time” and chilling and relaxing.

Pannakakku Finnish Pancakes

Sundays are for special treats. I hear a lot of people do waffles for Sundays. We never had those when I was growing up. I don’t know why. Maybe because we just knew no-one with a waffle iron… What we often did on Sundays though was having “Plinse” a very local variation of pancakes. Either we took a bike ride and stopped in one of the quaint inns in one of the villages or my mom made some. I am way too impatient to flip pancakes for eternity in the kitchen.

So good thing the Finns are not so patient either and came up with pancakes out of the oven.

And I would like my Pannakakku – Finnish Pancake Recipe

♥ 3 eggs
♥ 70 g sugar (or more if you desire)
♥ 1 pinch of salt
♥ 475 ml milk
♥ 150 g flour
♥ 60 g melted butter

Pannakakku Finnish Pancakes with berries

  1. Preheat oven to 230°C
  2. Combine sugar, flour and salt. Add eggs and milk and mix until smooth. The dough is very fluid. Cover your baking pan with melted butter and add rest to the dough. Mix again.
  3. Pour dough into your baking or casserole pan. Bake for 30 minutes. The dough will rise a lot during the baking process but will collapse as it cools down. Cut pieces and serve with powdered sugar, jams, fruits or dessert sauces.

Pannakakku oven Finnish Pancakes

I find it so interesting that about every culture has it’s own variation of pancakes. How do you do your pancakes? Is there a special family recipe or a local variation?

Happy Sunday,

Tobia

Red Currant Breakfast Bake

I love breakfast on weekends. Usually we have traditional German breakfast with rolls and ham, salami, different cheeses, jams, Nutella and honey. But I have to admit that most of the time I crave something else. I love warm breakfast and ever since I discovered breakfast bakes I do them when I am home alone.

Last Sunday however I took the time and made me a batch of red currant breakfast bake. It’s so yummy when the crushed red currants melt in your mouth and their sour taste meets the crunchy oats and ground spelt. Its downright delicious. Seriously!

red currant breakfast bake

And since I am a nice person I will share my recipe with you.

What you need:

♥ 150 g red currant
♥ 100 ml milk (warm)
♥ 3 tbs ground spelt
♥ 5 tbs oats (I used spelt oats)
♥ 2 tbs oil
♥ 2 tbs agave sirup
♥ 2 tbsp coconut
♥ 1/2 hand pecans, chopped
♥ 1 tsp flaxseed
♥ 2 tsp cinnamon
♥ 1 pinch of salt

red currant breakfast bake ingredients

1. Soak ground spelt for 10 minutes in the warm milk.

2. Add oats and let sit for another 5 minutes.

3. Clean red currants and pour into a baking or casserole pan.

4. Mix remaining ingredients with the milk-oat mixture and pour on top of your berries.

5. Bake at 180°C for about 20-30 minutes. Let cool a tiny bit before you enjoy your breakfast.

Do you have a great breakfast recipe? Please share!

Happy crunching,

Tobia

Iced Coffee { Recycle Quick Tip #8 }

I usually have my cup of coffee by pushing a button and it’s done. However when having guests it would keep me quite busy. So we also got a fancy French press system for our wedding. But what to do when some is left?!

iced coffee

Freeze it. Yep.
With this kind of weather iced coffee is the best choice. But putting ice cubes in your coffee usually makes it quite watery (is that a word?). So freeze your cold coffee and just pour milk over your cubes. Very yummy, very refreshing.

iced coffee
And because I really love my iced coffee these days I link it to Frollein Pfaus MMI.

Any other tips how to use up cold coffee? Let me know in the comments.

Semolina with hot cherries and the day is good {MMI #1)

semolina with hot cherries

Hello, hello,

there are some days calling for soul food. Things seem to keep going wrong unexpected ways. My motivation is somewhere else. My confidence somewheres the other direction. Lots of things to get done. Not a very good combination.

On those days I need comfort food. Something that makes me believe everything is just the way it’s supposed to be. All will be bright and shiny. Today that was semolina with hot cherries.

semolina with hot cherries

The recipe is rather simple. Boil milk. Add 80 gr. semolina (I used cornmeal today) and add some sugar to taste (I skipped the sugar). Sooo healthy, no?

For the cherries I used one glass had them drained from juice. Boiled the juice, added 2 tbsp of starch and 1 tbsp of sugar. Let boil and add the cherries. Tada and done. Easy, isn’t it?

semolina with hot cherries
yummy semolina with hot cherries – my soul food today

I fell better now. I have this warm full feeling in my tummy and life is just a bit better. While I will get started on my to-do list, you might want to check out Frollein Pfau with her weeks collection of Wednesday-I-Like-contributors.

Have a wonderful day, Tobia