Good Baked Sunday Morning everyone! And I’m having waffles!
Okay. So I didn’t really have these for breakfast this morning. Ummm. I had them for my dinner last night! A great group of bakers and fanatics for the cookbook, Baked Explorations, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, have been making these Malted Waffles in some form or another. Please check out Baked Sunday Mornings to see what my fellow baking explorers did with this recipe.
So in keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to turn them into dessert waffles! The batter was particularly light and airy. And the waffles were more chewy and never crisped up quite the way I am used to. Another reason why I decided to turn these into dessert waffles was because while the recipe called for malt powder, the only thing I could find in all of the markets in my area was Ovaltine! And while these waffles were not very sweet at all, I just thought the flavor might be enhanced with some home made Baked Brown Sugar Banana and Walnut Ice Cream! And to top it off…..a drizzle of Malted Chocolate Sauce. Let me show you what the ice cream did for these waffles…..
The recipe for these waffles can be found at Baked Sunday Mornings.
As I mentioned earlier, the waffle batter was very light and airy. The waffles cooked up exactly the same way. A light crunchy exterior, and soft and chewy inside. But the flavor needed a little kick to it. And while it was suggested to serve them with maple syrup, I thought it would be better to try and pair something to the mild chocolate malt flavor of the Ovaltine I used. So I made some home made banana ice cream, by roasting bananas and brown sugar in the oven and then turning them into ice cream studded with walnuts.
The sweet banana ice cream, melting all over these malted waffles was what made this so good for me! A few strawberries for good measure, and I was really onto something here. So, okay. It was one of those days where I forgot to eat again. And when I finished making these and was ready to photograph, it was dinnertime. But still, I had to pull myself away from this half eaten plate just to take another photograph!
The malted chocolate sauce that I made for this was just okay. I debated between this chocolate “sauce” vs. some home made hot fudge. The next time I will go for the thicker sauce. I think even caramel would have worked here.
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