Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vegan Waffle Party a Huge Success

I am now spending the rest of the day on the couch with my expanded belly. They are pretty darn intense so i doubt i will get into the habit of making them more than once or twice a year.

Our waffle party was a small one consisting of only three - me, jonas and CTodd. Todd was here from Boston for only 1 1/2 days but made sure to get his fill of waffles, beer and chocolate! (On a side note, he created the most incredible carrot soup during his super short stay. Too bad he forgot to take the leftovers with him when he left this morning.)

Todd's favorite topping combination was cocoa powder, coconut, bananas, strawberries and maple syrup. Mine was coconut and banana. Jonas chose coconut, powdered vanilla sugar, and maple syrup.

We washed it down with fresh pressed dark roast coffee. YUM!

Here's the recipe:

BELGIAN WAFFLES

1 package yeast
1/3 cup very warm (not hot) water
2 tbs sugar
MIX above ingredients together and let sit for 5-15 minutes

ADD:
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour (i used 1 1/3 white and 2/3 whole wheat)
KNEAD it all together for 5 minutes. It should turn into a dry ball.

ADD:
egg replacer equivalent of 3 XL eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-hydrogenated margarine (softened)
LET RISE until batter doubles (I cover mine with a damp cloth and put it in the barely warm oven. I turn on the oven for 5 minutes then turn it off and put the bowl in there with the door open)

ADD:
1 cup pearl sugar (you can also use sugar cubes and break them into pieces)
LET SIT for 10-20 minutes

When the waffle iron is hot I slightly grease it with a drop of margarine using a paper towel.
Spoon mixture in the middle. Make sure not to put too much so it doesn't ooze out the sides.
Remove when golden brown and eat with whatever toppings sound good.

The next time i make them it will be for dessert. I'll probably serve them with a scoop of soy ice cream and serve with non-dairy whipped topping, fresh fruit and maybe a mint sprig for presentation. Since i'm writing this from the couch where i've been planted since my waffle party many hours ago, i think the waffle dessert party will not be any time soon.

14 comments:

Rickie Rainwater said...

Peanut,
Had Belgium Waffles at the International house of pancakes. Had the waffles with strawberries and whip cream, but not sure what that was made of. Had some hash browns. I realized it is very hard to order stuff without meat, and the eggs and dairy are always lurking about. I saved your receipe to a work document and even saved the pictures. Now to make a grocery list which is my hardest part. I know I may seem "simple minded" with regards to all this, but I am just in the educational phase. I bought a small bag to go under my bike seat so I can wear a light shirt if I don't want to wear my jersey when I'm needing to still carry my extra tube and stuff. Thanks for the receipe. I was reading about Holland today, a place where most people do there communting by bike. I am still thinking about building a new bike for doing my errands.
rickie

CTodd said...

HOLY MOLY were those good!! Thank you again for your fantastically fabulous hospitality.

I saved the "to go" one you sent off with me and gave it to Sasha once I landed in Madrid. She melted and drooled over how good they were. You've inspired her to get a waffle iron! She is definitely going to make use of your recipe. (as will I)

Rickie Rainwater said...

Just made a smashing successful grocery run. I also picked up a vegatarian cook book. Regarding a previous post from an anonymous person, I have noticed the negative post are always from Anonymous writers. I guess that way they don't have to measure up to anything, nor do they have to be accountable for anything. In the entire history of the Tour De France there have been only 93 winners. The thousands of riders that competed were the ones that made the race, and many have never won in there entire careers. The protein comment was ignorant and so was the never win races comment. I am certain that this particular Vegan pro racer could easily kick your ass and do twice on sunday. Peanut rocks, and I would love to taste her cooking.
Rickie

GCDavid said...

Mmmm. Waffles. Right up there with comfy blankets, sleeping in late, good movies on Sunday afternoons, and puppies.

PEANUT said...

About ten years ago i went back to an international house of pancakes (IHOP) in san francisco in an attempt to relive my fond childhood memories of that place. Well, needless to say i was very disappointed. Now that i'm vegan, it is no longer an option anyway.
I've never owned a car (to promote bikes as transportation) so naturally I (as well as just about every reader of this blog) commend you on your project to build a commuter bike. A regular reader of this blog, GeWilli, would be a great person to get advice from.

Let us know if you find any great recipes from the veg cookbook.

YES, right up there with fuzzy blankets, etc. WOW! Let me know if you get around to making them. They also keep well so you can save some for your bike rides - haha! At bike tour feed zones here in belgium, waffles are very common.

GCDavid said...

I just made a batch of chamois cream. I think it is vegan. Worked great on a four hour ride yesterday! Makes about 16 oz for around $10USD. Quite the bargain.

Rickie Rainwater said...

But hows it taste? Discovered Silk Soy Chocolate Milk. Great after a 3 hour ride. Now for a Nap.
rickie

gewilli said...

negative from anonymous people?

I get enough negative stuff :D posted

Bunch of sally ass nancy pants anonymous chicken liver uber processed HFCS sucking putzes... those anonymous posters that is ;)

That guy you took a picture of... looks kinda familiar... kinda looks like he'd fit in over there.

I gotta wonder if that recipe would work in my waffle iron...

oh and Peanut... if you decide to grace New England with your prowess/presence I'll make ya vegan waffles and pancakes and stuff ;)

Or heck. Maybe I have you make a batch so I can "learn" how it is done ;)
:-D

PEANUT said...

rickie: try vanilla almond milk too!
Gewilli: "sally ass nancy pants anonymous chicken liver uber processed HFCS sucking putzes" - you had me laughing so hard i don't think i can do another situp for at least a week!
Yes, i'm sure the recipe works with your waffle iron. Would love to "teach" you if i make it there.

Amy said...

Your waffles look gorgeous! Will definitely have to try your recipe. I am busy baking today for the school fair, attempting to veganize some old "classic" recipes - I'll let you know if they come out.

PS We saw the plane on Monday from the top level of the airport parking - it was really bizarre. Stefaan passed right by it in the train on the way to work.

Jenny said...

These look great! That is one of our favorite treats when we visit Belgium. Now we can make vegan ones at home! A question on the egg replacer: do you use one of the powdered egg replacers? I am assuming that is what you meant.

PEANUT said...

hi jenny:
Yes, powdered egg replacer if you have access to it. My guess is that it would probably be fine without it. Just make sure to add a little bit of water or soy/rice milk to make up for the liquid.

brugesvegan said...

How much gram is a package of yeast?
Waffles look great, I def want to try it soon

PEANUT said...

Hi Brugesvegan - oops,just getting to your comment NOW!! 7 grams yeast. :-) sorry for delay!