Sunday, 21 November 2010

Lavender Scented Waffles

I often have American style waffles for breakfast, it gives us the excuse to use our flash Waffle maker.

As well enjoying the plain and vanilla scented waffles, in the past I've also made cranberry and pecan nut waffles and beetroot and chocolate waffles. However, after rediscovering my jar of lavender last weekend, I was inspired to make some Lavender Scented waffles.
This photograph was taken at my allotment plot last year. I just adored walking past it brushing my arms against the blooming lavender flower heads, so it would gently release its delicate aroma.
The lavender waffles were not heavily flavoured. The lavender comes through more as smell than taste, which D appreciated. So for the maccho menfolk reading this, please do give it a go. These waffles are not as flowery tasting as they sound, anyway, sometimes its nice to get in touch with your feminine side.

I did not want to serve slate-purple specked waffles with a dominant flavoured syrup, jelly or jam. So I opted for the Apple and cinnamon jelly. It complimented the lavender waffles wonderfully.
Regular readers may have noticed, that whenever I make American style recipes such as waffles, I tend to use American cups. I am not sure exactly why this is the case, but it gives me an excuse to use my American measurement cups too.
Lavender Scented waffles
Serves 4
Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 generous or 2 teaspoons edible lavender
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
Method
In a bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. Add the lavender and stir well.
In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine well. Cook according to your waffle maker instructions.

25 comments:

  1. They look good and this is the second breakfast waffles post I have red this evening. Maybe it's trying to tell me something. But I don't have waffle irons and I really don't need to buy any more kitchen items - don't have enough space as it is! Aaarghhh...

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  2. Lavender, apple and cinnamon ...that sounds like a lovely combination of flavors. They look beautiful MC.

    I have never made waffles because I don't have a waffle maker but I do pancakes. Pecan nuts are lovely in those with bits of chopped up apple topped with, of course BIG GRIN ...Canadian Maple Syrup.

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  3. Brilliant. My mum and dad have bought me a flash waffle maker for Christmas, obviously they couldn't wait that long to pass it on. I am trying and tweaking before I post a recipe, I love your variations.

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  4. Lavender is great! I really need to start cooking with it more! :)

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  5. Wonderful! I've been thinking of using some lavender in baking lately as our is in flower at the moment...I'm guessing it doesn't matter if it is fresh or dry? Your waffles look and sound divine! :)

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  6. aw that's so cute! i miss my waffle iron!!! when i was a kid my stepdad had this cast iron one, way cool. used to love to make each quartile a different flavor - syrup, peanut butter, jam, and applesauce :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing, I have made lavender cookies to date but nothing else using it. This looks good!

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  8. I may have to try this! Today I was shocked to find a few new blooms. I didn't think lavender bloomed at this time of the year.

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  9. The aroma of these lavender waffles must be enchanting, Mango. I am passing along a little award to you. Come get it here: http://blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com/dishnthat/2010/11/22/a-versatile-blogger-passes-it-on-to-10-more/

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  10. I would love a waffle maker! These waffles look very fancy, I'm pretty sure I'd love them.

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  11. Hi,
    Have to try your recipe next time we make waffles.
    Best wishes,
    Ingrid

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  12. Really lovely, for a sophisticated breakfast or brunch!

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  13. I can almost smell the lavender :)..It looks delicious..:)

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  14. fascinating! I have a thing for lavender at the moment...will have to try these on a Sunday morning :)

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  15. Very fun batch of waffles, wouldn 't these be delicious and colorful with a batch of blueberry compote? I like this kind of waffle for dinner, it's areal comfort food;)

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  16. That sounds so interesting! i love the idea of putting flowers in food, but it does kinda freak me out a little! knowing me, i'll probably poison myself :)

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  17. Thank you Please Do Not Feed The Animals.
    I have a tiny kitchen and the waffle maker only comes out now and again. So I know what you mean about not having much space. One-day though x


    Thank you so much Gardeningbren.
    I think I got my waffle maker a couple of years ago, so can empathise. I think lavender in pancakes would be superb - elegant in fact.
    So you spotted the Canadian Maple Syrup, of course it has to be Canadian.


    Thanks Kath.
    Look forward to seeing your waffles made with your flash waffle maker.


    Thanks HayMarket8 :)


    Thank you so much Millie D :)


    Thank you Christine.
    I've often used dried lavender, but fresh would work fine too :)


    Thanks EcoGrrl :D
    I adore the sound of your childhood waffle quarters of different flavours. I may give it a go one-day too.

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  18. You are so welcome Cabbage Tree Farm.
    Lavender cookies are on my list to make! So your ahead there.


    Please do try it Wendy.
    I have some lavender growing in pots in the garden, you've actually reminded me about it.


    Thank you so much Barbara GF.
    especially for thinking of me for an award from you. Ity is most appreciated.


    Emma. I think you would love these waffles. I wish I could share.
    I have to admit, waffles makers are certainly an investment. So put it on your 'wish list' and you just never know :)


    Thank you So, so much Ingried OF SPRING AND SUMMER. If you do make these, please let me know how you found them. I'd love to know.

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  19. Thanks Alessandra.
    Yes, it is quite a sophisticated breakfast or brunch!


    Thanks MoOn.
    The smell was pretty hefty whilst the waffles were being made:)


    Thanks Emma.Louise.
    Please do let me know how you found them :)


    Thank you so much Patty.
    I totally agree with your suggestion, a bowl of blueberry compote woudl hae been perfect too. Now why did you not come along to my breakfast?


    Thanks Sally Kitten.
    If you know the flower is edible, then there is nothing to be afraid of - other than your breath smelling of flowers :) Kind wishes

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  20. Hi Mangocheeks,
    I'm a biggest lavender lover and these look like a great pancakes.
    Thanks also for your great comments on my blog. I'm happy to see that you can find some inspiration there.
    See my winter food and preserves inspired by recent trip to Eastern Europe
    http://zexxyswife.blogspot.com/

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  21. I make cookies ans cakes with lavender, but I have never try waffles. It is a marvellous idea. Thank you.

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  22. Ooh lovely! You could serve lavender honey with them too?
    You have inspired me to save some lavender next year. How cheerful to revisit it in gloomy times.

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  23. Thanks spécialiste de l'éphémère.
    Lavender cookies are on my list to make.


    Hannah.
    Thank you.
    Wonderful idea. I have to admit though, I have not seen Lavender honey areound here. I will have to keep my beady eyes out for it.

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