Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gaufres de Liège or waffles, waffles, waffles!

I'm fueled by cupcakes, but today's recipe is a Belgian waffle recipe called Gaufres de Liège!

The shopping list for 10-12 waffles:

For the batter:

1 1/3 cups (160 grams) wheat flour
4 eggs
1 cup ( 200 grams) cream
clove powder
cinnamon powder
anise powder
1/8 cup (20 grams) vanilla sugar
1/4 cup (60 grams) butter
1/4 cup (40 grams) sugar
butter to grease the waffle maker

For the garnish:

1 cup (200 grams) cream
1/8 cup (40 grams) vanilla sugar
1/3 cup (40 grams) confectioner's sugar

If you can't buy vanilla sugar, there's an easy way to make it! All you have to do is combine white sugar with vanilla bean pieces! The vanilla sugar tastes even better, if you let it rest for a few weeks.

Okay, let's get started!

In a large bowl combine flour, egg yolk, cream, a pinch of each spice and vanilla sugar. Give egg white into a shaker.

Then melt the butter in a small pan, add melted butter to flour mixture and whisk well.

Add 1/8 cup (20 grams) and a pinch of salt to egg white and beat with hand mixer until stiff. Then add another 1/8 cup (20 grams) sugar and beat for 2 more minutes.

Give stiff egg white into large bowl with flour/cream mixture and carefully fold in.

Preheat and grease waffle maker. When hot, give 2-3 tbsp batter into waffle maker and bake waffle at medium heat.

Add 1/8 cup (40 grams) vanilla sugar to cream and whip with handmixer.

Place waffle on a plate, add cream topping and dredge with confectioner's sugar.

Bon appétit!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fizzy Cherry Coke cakes

Today's recipe is a simple recipe for yummy Cherry Coke cupcakes! The recipe yields 15 cupcakes.

First, let me introduce my little assistant to you. His name is Fredi @F_R_E_D_I and he and his 3 brothers have been living with my lady person for a few years now. His interests are the TV, pizza and Green Day. He applied to become my assistant and I hired him. Let's see, if I did the right thing...

Now, we have to put the ingredients to our shopping list.

For the cupcakes:
2 3/4 cups (340 grams) wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (50 grams) oat flakes
1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup (120 grams) sugar
1 cup ( 250 ml) Cherry Coke

For the icing:
1 1lb (250 grams) package confectioner's sugar
3-4 tbsp Cherry Coke

Optional garnish:
30 Haribo Gummi Cherry Cola bottles

When back home from shopping, preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C, gas mark 5).
Then whisk together flour, baking powder and oat flakes in medium bowl.
In a large bowl combine vegetable oil, eggs, sugar and Cherry Coke.
Fold the flour mixture into the Cherry Coke mixture. Batter will be creamy.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes and then cool completely.

For the icing pour 3 tbsp Cherry Coke into medium bowl and gradually beat in confectioner's sugar until creamy. If necessary, add one more tbsp Cherry Coke.

Spread icing on cupcakes and place 2 Haribo Gummi Cherry Cola bottles a top each muffin.

Bon appétit!