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:
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
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.
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)
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.