"PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD" EP. 1: PINK BELGIAN WAFFLES & VALENTINE'S DAY PLAYLIST
WELCOME to our NEW series - “Play With Your Food”
- Medium sized boiling pot
- Small, medium & large mixing bowls
- Waffle maker (if you don’t have, this recipe can also make pancakes with a flat stove pan!)
- Large spoon
- Fork & Knife
- 1 or 2 beets (boiled and peeled)
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. quick yeast
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup melted butter
- 4 cups milk OR 3 cups milk, 1 cup cream/buttermilk
- Strawberries & other berries of your choice
- Maple Syrup
- Optional (but also super yummy toppings): powdered sugar, cinnamon, Nutella, shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips
Boil beets until they are tender enough to be able to stick a fork through the center (takes between 20 and 40 min depending on size) Complete steps 2 & 3 while beets are boiling. (When your beets are done boiling, set them to the side to cool before you peel the skin off)
Place melted butter into a medium mixing bowl. Let sit & warm while you complete steps 2 -4 (You want to make sure the butter is completely melted).
Sift and combine all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl (flour, sugar, salt, yeast) and mix together with a whisk. Make sure there are no lumps and that your dry mixture is mixed very well.
Place 1 boiled and peeled beet into a blender. Add your 4 cups of milk and blend until smooth. If your mixture is not as pink as you would like, blend the other beet in. (How many beets you use is totally up to you!)
Mix 4 eggs in a small bowl.
Place your mixed eggs & blended beet/milk mixture together with the melted butter in the medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well with a whisk until there are no lumps.
Slowly mix your wet mixture into the large bowl with your dry mixture. Whisk again until smooth.
Let rest for about 30 min. ideally over a warm surface. (this is crucial for fluffiness!)