Yes, it's a thing! I needed these this morning, so they are now officially a thing.
Yesterday started out a wonderful day! Flash forward to 11:47 pm and I was ready to bite the head off a live chicken. That's how it goes sometimes. This morning called for a treat. When the house was quiet with just the pooch and four, yes four, cats watching. Please don't judge. I made a stack of these waffles and managed not to eat all of them. Miraculously.
So, what about me biting the head off a live chicken?
If you follow along here on my little blog you will notice that I like to keep things light hearted, sticking close to the food with a few little stories along the way. My blog started out to be just strictly recipes with one photo and an opening statement. Then I realized sometimes I do have stuff to say. It isn't really relevant if one person reads it or a gazillion. I do it for myself clearly..ha! Sometimes, however, there are things to be said for a million and one reasons.
Let's buck the trend a little today and talk about something less light hearted for a minute.
Yesterday started out a wonderful day. You know those days where everything is going your way. You feel good, ducks are in a row, and it really is all sunshine and flowers. Until. Yes, until something shifts. I am not going to bore you with the dreaded details of my "until", just the aftermath of how it made me feel.
People shouldn't judge. At all. For no reason whatsoever. The end.
Yesterday, I was judged by someone for something that seemed quite petty to me. At first I thought it was light hearted conversation until it wasn't. It was plain rude and hurtful. I was having a great day, until. My day ended nothing like it started. But today is a new day.
So, this morning I woke up to read a Facebook post that pushed me to write this today. It's about a former school friend and her struggle with Anxiety and Depression. Oh no, two words nobody ever wants to hear. Funny how it's okay to talk about the flu, diabetics and other sicknesses and illnesses? I had no idea. Although, why would I know. Firstly, I live about a million miles away from her. Since high school, we have pretty much lost touch. If it wasn't for Facebook, she would probably be someone listed and filed in the past Sad but true. I don't know why we loose touch with people.
In any case, in my eyes (through Facebook), she has it all together. Life throws her huge struggles and she seems to solider on and deal it all of it. Everything. I always enjoy her Facebook posts. They are just like her, witty, humorous and just the right amount of sarcasm. So I was taken aback this morning when she opened up about her struggles. It honestly made me cry and smile all at the same time. It was inspiring and honest. You can read her inspiring story here if you feel like I do today.
How is this relevant? It helped me put one foot forward today and sometimes that is all we need.
If you came for the waffles, let's talk waffles!
Finally, I got a new waffle maker. After many months without one, it was nice to be able to plug in that little machine today and have these pop out. Well, not literally. I have missed my waffle maker.
These little bites came about because I was seriously thinking of making Cinnamon Rolls this morning. Too much time involved and I just didn't have it in me to make it happen. Then a lightbulb went on. What about making the filling and the drizzle and putting it on waffles?
Worked a charm and helped me put yesterday's woes behind me.
Food always helps!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Makes 6 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 5 minutes (per set of waffles)
For the waffles:
1 Cup/130 grams of flour
1 Teaspoon sugar
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Cup/240 ml of whole milk
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
For the cinnamon topping:
1/2 Cup/115 grams butter, melted
1/3 Cup/65 grams brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
For the glaze:
1/2 Cup/110 grams mascarpone cheese
1/4 Cup/30 grams powdered sugar
2-3 Tablespoons milk
Make the cinnamon topping by combining the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
Make the glaze by whisking the mascarpone cheese until soft. Add the powdered sugar and continue to whisk until smooth. Last, add the milk until you get the consistency you like.
Make the waffles. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk and the melted butter. Whisk to combine.
Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until combine.
In a preheated waffle maker, pour batter in until the bottom is completely covered. Put lid down and cook for about 3 - 5 or until golden and risen. Remove waffle and repeat for further waffles.
Drizzle over cinnamon topping and glaze. Serve while hot.
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