One of the benefits of blogging is that from time to time we receive products from companies for review. Lekue is a Spanish kitchenware company which specialises in high quality silicone kitchen products and they have kindly sent me a parcel of their products to have a play with in my kitchen.
One of the items they have supplied is a waffle making mold, now as someone who has never made her own waffles before I was a bit nervous of making them especially as I was to try a gluten free version. The waffles you can buy in the shops seem to full of lots of additives so even before switching my diet they weren't something I would every buy. I do however have a thing for maple syrup (the real McCoy ! ) and waffle and maple syrup are natural partners right, so waffle making I go.
As you may know gluten free flours behave slightly different to normal flours so I was a bit nervous how they would turn out. Never fear they were fine, may a little on the dry side but that is soon solved with berries or syrup on top, so next time I'll also make sure I knock a few minutes off the overall cooking time.
What you need
- 2 cups of GF plain flour (I used Dove's Farm)
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg - free range
- 3/4 cup milk (I used skimmed, sure you could use soya, almond or other if you have diary allergy)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
This makes enough for 4 waffles
What you do
- Oil spray the waffle mold if needed ( apparently once used a couple of times you don't need to)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk up into a thick smooth batter.
- Once mixed leave to one side for 5 minutes, meanwhile preheat the oven to 220C
- Now that the oven is warm, pour into the mold which is on a baking tray, just filling until it covers the top of the nobbles
- Bake for 8 minutes until golden and risen
- Remove and cool for a few moments before un molding the waffles, place them on the baking tray and return to the oven for 3 - 5 minutes
- Serve warm with syrup, honey, fruit, ice cream whoever you fancy.
We now fancy trying a polenta savoury waffle so I'll let you know how we get on. We also have several more Lekue products to try so keep an eye out for those too. I was impressed with the quality of the product and would recommend if you like waffles and would like to make you own from scratch, they were sturdy and easy to clean. The pack contained two waffle trays and also a handy recipe book.
All opinions expressed are my own and the post is my own work. I have not received payment for this post but have been sent the item being reviewed free of charge by Lekue.