December 12, 2011

Tonka Bean Flavoured Beetroot Waffles

Well, I must confess, that I am a waffle addict. I never thought, that this could ever be that way, but it has just happened. Everything started with Vera's gorgeous pumpkin waffles, that finally, made me want to buy that waffle maker. I always had it on mind, but I thought it is really stupid to store one more kitchen gadget that will not be used, not that I have many of them, but still. So I always postponed it. But then one day I bought a small round waffle maker. One lazy Sunday morning I prepared my first batch according to e recipe of Ducasse and two landed immediately in the garbage. I thought no way, can't be that I am not able to bake waffles, huh?! Luckily, the rest of the batter worked out well and we could enjoy a couple of freshly baked waffles. The smell of waffles is just so special, I do not even know how to describe then. So what made ma a waffle addict? Well, and here comes the recipe of a Hungarian food blogger Elif, who tried the recipe of Petra and because it just looked so good, I gave it a go and so here I am as a waffle addict! Some days ago I have recieved a comment by Shaheen. I discovered in her blog a couple of beetroot recipes among one for beet waffles. Huh? Just perfect for a beetroot fan like me! Though I confess, I do not like to bother with the conversion of cups, so I decided to create my own version with baked beets flavoured with tonka bean and served with the mandarin syrup.

200 g flour
60 g baked beetroot
60 g butter
60 g sugar

40 g cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
300 ml milk
tonka bean

Wrap two small beetroots in foil and bake it in the oven for 40 minutes on 200°C. Let them cool, then peel and puree. Melt butter over low heat. Whisk together the beetroot puree iwth the flour, baking powder, cocoa, sugar and the eggs. Flavour with about a half of a tonke bean. Stir in the molten, lukewarm butter and stir in the milk. Bake them in your waffle maker.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love the flavor of tonka. Those waffles must taste divine!



sybille said...

Oh, wie schön.
Schon wieder ein tolles Bete Rezept.
Mach ich bestimmt nach.

chriesi said...

@Rosa: Me too, I am total tonka addict.

@sybille: Freut mich!

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