Hi , everybody .
And welcome back to the cupcake Gemma Channel with me , Sally .
And before we get cracking on this week's recipe , just wanted to give you a little Gemma update because she popped into Wandsworth recently and she was helping us get our first run of cookies out the door .
And she was talking about how much she's loving the channel and all the recipes , and especially seeing what you guys are all up to whilst you're baking along with us .
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So let's get on with this week's recipe , and it is for Belgian waffles , the best thing in the world .
I don't need to give it much of an intro because I know how much everyone loves or waffles , and this recipe is great because it's all in one .
We don't need to let it sit or rise or anything like that .
We're just gonna make it , Get it in the waffle pan .
So you do need a waffle machine ?
Probably not .
Um , if you don't have one and you want to get one , you can get them really easily .
And they are pretty cheap as well , especially if you're only going to use it once every now and again .
However , I guarantee , if you make this , you'll be doing it every weekend .
So the first thing that we need to do is , um I've got 500 mils of whole milk here , and I'm gonna put a squeeze of lemon juice in there , and that is just to add a little bit of sourness to our waffle dough .
So this is a little bit like when you're making a buttermilk substitute , but we're not gonna let it sit for too long .
So it's not gonna get that thick just gonna add Like I said , that little tang .
So now we can get on with making the rest of the batter .
So in a nice large bulb , you wanna add 300 grammes of plain flour along with 20 grammes of caster sugar or granulated sugar .
And that's just gonna add a tiny little bit of sweetness to our waffles .
Um , if you put too much sugar in , it's gonna burn very easily when we put it into the really hot waffle pan later .
So now we're gonna add three quarters of a teaspoon of salt and three whole teaspoons , and which is also one tablespoon of baking powder .
And that's just gonna ensure that we get real fluffy waffles .
And next up , I've got a couple of optional flavours going on here .
But I would really recommend that you use them , and that is cinnamon and nutmeg .
And I'm gonna add just literally a quarter teaspoon of both of them and you're not gonna take .
It's gonna be like a cinnamon nutmeg flavoured waffle .
It's just kind of enhancing everything .
So do give it a go .
First of all , grab your whisk and just give that a little stir , and then we're gonna go in with some wet ingredients .
So first of all , our milk , which , as you can see here , is thickened just a little bit , and then we're gonna pour it in and whisk at the same time .
And once all the milk is in , just make sure it's kind of as even as possible , not too lumpy , but it is a little bit too thick at the moment .
So next up we've got 100 and 10 grammes of unfiltered butter , which I melted in the microwave , and I let it cool down .
So it's not boiling hot , so that's also gonna go in .
And once the Butters are combined , we're gonna go in with two whole eggs and just keep whisking until you've got a lovely , smooth batter just like this .
And now , before we add the Final two ingredients , I'm just gonna turn on my waffle pan so it gets nice and hot .
So the last couple of things we're going to add to our batter are again optional , and that is half a teaspoon of some vanilla extract .
Again , it's not enough to make it taste like completely vanilla .
It's just adding a little hint , and I'm gonna add 75 grammes of chopped pecans for his .
I had some waffles when I went to New York last year , Uh , with Gemma and Sam , Um , and the first thing I actually ate when I got to New York was waffles and they had chicken on them and they were absolutely , like drowning and swimming in maple syrup .
And they had pecans in them , and it was just amazing .
So that's where I got this idea from .
OK , so the waffle machine is hot , so let's make some waffles .
So I'm gonna open up my pan here , and these are really , really hot .
So please don't I mean , I don't know why you need to put your hand in it , but don't put your hand in it or anything like that .
I'm gonna use a cup measure here , and I've made waffles in this pan before , so I know approximately how much I want and it's Oh , it's just shy of one full cup .
So I'm gonna pour it into the middle of my pan , and you don't need to spread it out too much because you're gonna pop the lid down and let it do its thing .
Now , obviously , all waffle pans are completely different .
So do follow the instructions that you get with it .
But generally they're only gonna take about two or three minutes and you wanna go by the colour of it .
So we'll check it in about a minute or so and see how it's looking .
We just want it to be nice and golden brown all over and do not worry .
These things steam a lot like that is normal , so don't start freaking out .
So that's looking pretty good , but I just want a little bit more colour on there .
So another kind of 30 seconds , I re That looks pretty good to me .
It's looking nice and soft still , but it's got that colour on the outside .
So now you need to gently get it out of your pan .
Usually these things are nonstick , but again , just have a look at what yours says you might need to grease it with some butter or oil first .
Now , I think I'm gonna make two waffles because I'm hungry .
So I'm gonna go in with another one one , OK ?
Waffle number two , Coming right up .
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So how do you eat yours , Pete ?
I'm glad you asked .
I'm starting with a maple syrup , obviously .
And now that it is swimming in maple syrup , I'm going for squirty cream .
Yeah , and then I'm gonna top it off with some fresh strawberries just to add a little bit of fresh healthiness to these otherwise ridiculously indulgent waffles .
And just look at that .
If that doesn't bring you pure joy and happiness , I don't know what does .
And it smells incredible , too .
So let's give it the all important taste test .
It's a big one .
Yeah , it's amazing .
Once you've gotten past the cream and the strawberries , this waffle , let me show you .
Look at just how fluffy this is .
And those little bits of cinnamon , the nutmeg , the vanilla , they're all pulling through , but just subtly .
And it's delicious .
And then you get a little crunchy nugget of pecan .
It is a good one , guys .
You're gonna love it .
It's so easy .
You saw how easy it was .
We made waffles in about 10 minutes .
So they're there whenever you want them .
So please enjoy this .
Um , don't blame me if you end up eating waffles every day for the rest of your life .
I'm very sorry for that .
Um , but we'll be very back next week with maybe a better recipe , and I'm not gonna keep it a secret .
it's a cereal milk , tres leche cake , guys .
Yeah , like if you thought Tres lectures was great , well , I just made it better .
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