The holiday season is just about in full swing and what better way to celebrate than with some festive treats! Waffles are a firm foodie favourite and this gingerbread version is inspired by the flavours of Christmas.
I’m thinking that these babies would be perfect as a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day brekkie for the family. They’re quick to whip up and totally scrumptious drizzled with some honey and topped with handfuls of fresh berries. And don’t worry if you don’t have a waffle machine – simply cook heaped tablespoons of the batter in a pan and make gingerbread pancakes instead!
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Cook’s tip – If you don’t have a waffle maker simply cook the batter in a pan and make gingerbread hot cakes instead.
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 60ml (¼ cup) soft light brown sugar
- 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
- 50g butter, melted
- 15ml (1 tbsp) golden syrup
- 310ml (1¼ cups) buttermilk
- 375ml (1½ cups) plain flour
- 2.5ml (½ tsp) baking powder
- 5ml (1 tsp) cinnamon
- 7.5ml (1½ tsp) ginger
- pinch of salt
- fresh mixed berries, to serve
- honey, to serve
1.) Whisk the egg whites to stiff peak stage, then set aside.
2.) Place the egg yolks, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and use an electric beater to whisk together for a minute. Add the butter and golden syrup and whisk again.
3.) Whisk in the buttermilk. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt and mix to combine.
4.) Cook the batter in a waffle machine as per the manufacturers instructions. Serve hot topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey.