twilight and shadow

Waffling along...

Neatly, unselfconsciously, she opened a depressing-looking black plastic briefcase, pulled from it a depressing-looking walnut-veneer-style plastic folder and from that, an equally depressing yellow form. She immediately started writing.
- Ten Steps to Happiness by Daisy Waugh

So, it's a cold, wet and windy Sunday morning and there is no way you're gonna venture outside. How do you cheer yourself up? With a batch of homemade waffles of course! And just to be clear, it doesn't have to be a Sunday morning and it doesn't even have to be cold, wet or windy either!

Here we have some fairly basic waffles jazzed up to become rather decadent with the addition of vegan white chocolate chips.

(makes 6)
2 1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2-3/4 cup vegan white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups soy milk

125g vegan margarine, melted
1 banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla essence

Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and white chocolate chips.

In a small bowl mix the soy milk, margarine, mashed banana and vanilla essence together. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth (well, almost smooth since the chocolate chips are, in their very nature, lumpy).

Heat up your waffle iron. Once at temperature, spray lightly with an oil spray and pour about 1/2 cup of the mixture into the iron. Cook until browned to your liking.

Enjoy with lashings of peanut butter and jam (from the local market).