So, tis Sunday, the day of rest. Dave is now home, and we both have this random cold.flu/cough thing. Usually on a Sunday, we make sure to do something or go somewhere, but adventures are a bit much for both of us at the moment!
All I've done today is read, look at blogs and drool over stuff on Etsy, watch 'Two Weeks Notice' (I know!), and tidy up a bit. Then I made dinner( I love making Sunday dinner),and for pudding, we had waffles!
Now for Dave and I, Sunday waffles are a tradition, and one we rarely miss. I place great importance in traditions because to a certain extent I think they are what glue people together, providing routine and familiarity when things are hectic, providing memories for when we are old. The thing about us having waffles together is that it will always be a nice memory, eventually including our children (hopefully) and I think those are invaluable. We usually have waffles as breakfast, but when we got up today it was almost lunch, so we had some soup(which I shall blog later!), and decided to have the waffles for pud.
The thing about this waffle mix is, it's essentially a fluffy pancake batter, so if you don't have a waffle machine, you can just fry this and have really good pancakes!
Basic Waffle Batter
(can't remember where I found this)
175g plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sunflower/veg oil
-2tbsp cinnamon and a small apple, grated
-2tbsp cinnamon and a handful of sultanas/raisins
-2tbsp chocolate chips and 1 tsp vanilla essence
-2tbsp fresh blueberries
- For pudding, we have vanilla ice cream and honey with a sprinkle of cinnamon
- chocolate spread
- Mix dry ingredients, including ground spices
- mix wet ingredients
- mix together till batter is relatively smooth(leaving some lumps seems to help it rise)
- mix in any additional ingredients(raisins, apple, choc chips etc)
- If making waffles, oil/butter waffle machine, add 3 tbsp od batter per waffle section, and cook roughly 3 mins
- if making pancakes, cook 3tbsp batter on medium heat for about 1 and a half minute each side in a frying pan.
We had cinnamon and apple waffles with honey and ice cream, and it is lovely and gooey and comforting. Now, I'm watching Xtra Factor and looking through the new blog posts that have found their way into my reader.
Do you have a Sunday tradition?