A couple of months ago I went to see a cooking demo, at the Sydney Opera House, with Jamie Oliver as part of his Food Revolution Tour. One of the recipes he made was pancakes cooked two ways: the traditional way and then the same batter cooked in a waffle iron. This got me thinking… I do love waffles but I am not going to go and buy another piece of electric kitchen kit. My kitchen is full to the brim with kitchen gadgets and I thought to myself why not make waffles in my sandwich press.
Turns out… you can make waffles in your sandwich press and they are quick, easy and awesome!
- coconut oil to grease your sandwich press
- 1 cup organic buckwheat flour
- 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 1 cup of plant milk (e.g. soy milk)
- 1 organic free-range egg
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest (from unwaxed lime)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
- Pre-heat your sandwich press and lightly grease with coconut oil.
- Combine all the batter ingredients well in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk.
- Pour the batter out onto the hot sandwich press and close the lid.
- Allow to cook until firm and dotted with air bubbles.
- You can make one big waffle and cut into two portions or make two individual waffles one at a time.
- Serve with seasonal stewed fruit, an extra dash of maple syrup and a squeeze of lime juice.