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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Making Cheese-Based Savoury Fillings For Waffles And Pancakes

My niece had baked me two lovely cakes to celebrate my birthday, but I still needed to make a savoury alternative. I decided that the rainy weather called for pancakes! Then I decided that I may as well make some waffles while I was at it. The only thing left to do, was to make two fillings for the waffles and pancakes. I show you how to make the two fillings, as well as the waffles and pancakes in today's blog.

The Fillings
Finely chop a large onion.

Finely chop 2 medium paprika's.

A scoop of crushed garlic and a taste of crushed chilies is always a good idea. Flavour to taste.

Fry in some hot oil.

Add 1-2 litres sourmilk.

Crumble some blue cheese into the pot, along with a good helping of grated cheddar cheese.

Bring everything to the boil.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix a flour and water paste.

Use the flour and water paste to thicken the sauce. Allow to cook at low for a few more minutes.

Divide the sauce in two. Add a can of Chakalaka to one half of the sauce.

Add two tins of shredded tuna in brine to the remaining half of the sauce. Drain the water first.

You now have two lovely cheese-based sauces with two widely different taste sensations.

The waffles
To a large measuring bowl, add 3 cups (750 ml) cake flour, 6 teaspoons (30 ml) baking powder, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt and 2 tablespoons (25 ml) sugar.

Add 4 eggs, 6 tablespoons (75 ml) oil and 2 cups (500 ml) milk.

No need to mix while meausring.

Mix well with an electric beater.

Preheat a waffle pan and spray with non-stick spray. Drop the batter onto the hot waffle pan.

The batter will run into the corners by itself.

Close the pan and bake.

Remove from the pan when the indicator light says its ready, or when they are golden brown.

The waffles can easily be made ahead of time and simply reheated in the pop-up toaster.

The pancakes
In a medium sized bowl, add 3 cups (750 ml) flour, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder, 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon (2,5 ml) salt.

Add enough water (1-2 litres) to make a very runny batter. Mix well with an electric beater.

Preheat a pan with a drizzle of oil in the bottom. Scoop a thin coating of batter onto the pan. Swirl the pan around to allow the batter to run to the sides.

When the sides of the batter starts curling up and away from the pan, the pancake is ready to be flipped. Flip it over onto its other side.

Keep pancakes warm by heating some water in a large pot. Place a large plate on top of the water. Pile the pancakes onto the plate. Place the lid of the pot over the pancakes to trap the heat inside. If there are any pancakes left over, you can simply re-heat the water with the plate of pancakes and they will be almost as good as freshly baked!

Now it is time to dig in!

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