Attention !– this post has ridiculously long foreword. If you wish, please skip it and start with the recipe above.
So. It all started with „Start Trek“ at Saturday. As it happens with English-language movies showed in Polish cinemas, sometimes you can be surprised with the translation of the titles, phrases or even single words used in the film. So it was this time – for example in one of the first scenes Jim T. Kirk goes into fight with some troglodyte from the Space Armada and calls him „cupcake“. In Polish version that „cupcake“ evolves into a choux („ptyś“). Taking into account that cupcake has no Polish word (well, You could call them „babeczki“, but again this word is used to call small tartalettes, friands or other small size cakes, even muffins as well).
Nevertheless this miss-translation made me to make a batch of choux („ptysie“) that later on could be filled with whipped cream or crème anglaise and strawberries.
To make pate choux I used a great recipe from a great (and obligatory for everyone who lie to cook) „Eggs“ by Michel Roux. The recipe called for 4 eggs. So after all was done and a batch of choux was growing in the oven I was faced with 2 lonely eggs resting on the table. So I decided to use them to prepare a batch of waffles from the recipe few pages before of after the one I used for „ptysie“.
I think Michel’s Roux recipe is the best waffle recipe you can get. Waffles you get are fluffy yet hearty, lightly sweet (but not to much). Just ultimate. Here’s the recipe:
160 g sifted flour
270 ml milk
50 g butter, melted
2 eggs, separated
15 g caster sugar
pinch of salt
Mix and sift dry ingredients. Add 1/3 of the milk, melted butter and egg yolks. Whisk till smooth. Add rest of the milk, mix well. Cover the bowl with cling foil and leave for 5-10 min. Heat the waffle iron. In the meantime beat the egg whites (not too much). Just before making waffles fold egg whites into the batter.
Grease the iron with some butter (You need to do it every 3-4 waffle) and pour batter onto it. Bake for 3-4 minutes (or till they will be as brown as you wish).
Serve on warm plate with cream, strawberries or whatever you want.
Having a pile of those delicious waffles by my side and book on my lap I realized quite important thing – that it would be great to live such life that I could make waffles for the breakfast.