HONG KONG WAFFLES
Waffles are a favorite food around the world and wherever you go you are sure to find a local favorite. They are definitely one of my favorite foods. Waffles need not be only a breakfast food. They can be used as a base for toppings for lunches, brunches or even dinners. There are Belgian or Brussels Waffles, there are Sourdough Waffles, there are Corn Waffles, Sweet Waffles, thin waffles, thick waffles, cookies that are made on waffle type irons and so on and so on.
A newly discovered favorite of mine is the Egg Waffle that is sold as a street food in Hong Kong. This waffle looks like a Belgian Waffle but is so soft that it can be rolled up and eaten. The traditional way to serve it is to spread it with Peanut Butter and then sprinkle sugar on it. I discovered a stove top iron that is made for this type of waffle. The grids, instead of being square look like round balls. Because it has so many eggs in it and has beaten egg whites in the batter that provide extra air, the waffle comes out very soft, but at the same very strong.
The Hong Kong Waffles is sweeter than most waffle batters. When I made it, I reduced the sugar by 1/3 and even then, it is still quite sweet. Besides providing sweetness, the sugar also helps to make the waffle softer than the usual everyday waffle. Because of the sweet quality this waffles is really only good for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert. If the sugar is reduced too much, some of the soft quality will be lost.
This waffle is fun to make, fun to serve and fun to eat. Try them for yourself and see what different kinds of toppings you can come up with. My version combined fresh berries and sweetened whipped cream. I used a regular Belgian Waffle Iron to make these waffles and they came out fine. Even with the berries and cream, I was able to fold them and eat them without the use of a fork and knife. You can try this version or the traditional version which is to spread them with peanut butter or Nutella and then sprinkle them with granulated sugar. Try them and see! For the recipe, check under our recipe section/desserts.