Hm, smell of my childhood. High Tatras are our most beautiful mountains, at least in Slovakia. We used to go there with my family every summer for some quality hiking. As a child, I really didn’t enjoy challenging myself in hiking of high peaks. I am talking about 2000m and higher. However, there have always been some rewards. Small food stands offering tasty fries or great large waffles. Maybe they haven’t been so large, but as a child you perceive things differently. Therefore, my memory of them is major. Mountain Fruity Waffles – fluffy, smooth and one of our guilty pleasures.
Note that pancakes are suitable for kids 2+ because of a possible egg white intolerance.
Total Time: 1 hour
250g of plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of baking powder, sifted
2 tablespoons of caster superfine vanilla sugar
2 knobs of butter, melted
1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract
400ml of milk
2 eggs, separated
150ml of double cream, whipped
2 tablespoons of icing sugar, sifted
4 handfuls of fresh blueberries or any seasonal fruits/homemade marmalade
50g of quality dark chocolate, melted or grated
Almond flakes to sprinkle (optional)
In a large mixing bowl place flour with baking powder and sugar. Mix with a spatula.
Add vanilla extract, melted butter and pour in the milk. Whisk on low-speed until incorporated well.
Whisk in the egg yolks.
In another metal bowl, whisk the egg whites until snow peaks on high-speed.
Next, gently stir the snow into the batter, one-third at a time. Mold and turn over with spatula until the batter has a nice homogenous texture.
Sprinkle your waffle maker with melted butter (olive oil optional) and start making waffles as per instructions. Continue with the batter until it is all processed.
I like it all. Fresh fruits or marmalade with a good portion of sweetened whipped cream, sprinkled with chocolate (melted or grated). My tip is also good quality honey with almonds. Wonderful weekend breakfast!
You can also make them more special by mixing cocoa powder into the batter. In this case I recommend a plain yoghurt, cookie crumble and fresh strawberries. Almost like The Valentine’s Day.
Babies love it a lot, of course. It is more suitable for an afternoon snack or a light dinner with honey or homemade marmalade. Fresh fruits are the healthiest, no doubt. Babies do not have to eat all of our topping guilty pleasures.
Makes 12 medium waffles.