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Waffles and Cinnamon Syrup
These delicious little waffles are wonderful with a bit of spiced cinnamon syrup drizzled over.
How do I make waffles and cinnamon syrup?
First make your syrup
Boil the water, add the sugar and cinnamon or mixed spice and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice, it adds acidity and cuts through the sweetness.
Allow to cool and store in a clean jam jar. Use up to a third of the syrup each time you make the waffles if you are following the Christmas Week meal plan.
This is an occasional treat as it has so much sugar in it, not an everyday item!
Now make your waffles
Mix the dry ingredients together. Separately mix the wet ingredients together and stir both together.
Grease a waffle iron or thick based frying pan and using a small amount of mixture at a time fry gently, flipping over once the top has set.
Keep warm in the oven until all the mixture is used and serve immediately with the syrup in a small jug to drizzle over and a wedge of lemon.
What changes can I make?
What other spices do you have in the house? Several can be used here. The most obvious substitution is swap the cinnamon for mixed spice, still very seasonal. I would love to try 5 spice in this, or garam masala, or even simmer some star anise in the water before adding sugar.
- The cinnamon syrup can be used on crepes
- a teaspoon drizzled over fresh fruit salad
- over ice cream with chopped nuts
- add a little to the top of your porridge
- drizzle a little over cinnamon rolls to replace the icing
- use as the sweetening agent in granola, or in baking
- sweeten whipped cream
- on top of thick Greek yogurt
Spicy syrup would be lovely on these breakfast pancakes too
Or used instead of maple syrup in this delicious granola
- 255 g sugar
- 160 ml water
- 4 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice optional
- 90 g flour self raising
- 35 g sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 33 ml evaporated milk
- 66 ml water mix with the evaporated milk
- Bring water to boil.
- Add the sugar and the cinnamon or mixed spice, then stir constantly for 5 minutes. By this time the sugar will be fully dissolved.
- Click to start a 5 minute timer
- Add lemon juice if you have any, it cuts through the sweetness a bit
- Remove the syrup from heat, cool completely and bottle in a sterilised bottle or jar. This will make 300ml - use 100ml per breakfast.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
- Beat the egg with the milk in another bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients into dry and mix well.
- Grease your waffle iron/griddle pan or frying pan, and put on a medium-high heat.
- Use a tablespoon of mixture per waffle/pancake, or ¼ cup if making them in crumpet rings.
- If making them in the crumpet rings, you will need to push them out once there are bubbles on top and cook for 30-45 second on the other side. makes 2/3 waffles each, serves 4.
- Keep warm in the oven until you have cooked them all and serve immediately with the sauce in a jug and perhaps a wedge of lemon.
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