Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sweet Treats: Belgian Waffle with Strawberries

If like me you live in the UK the type of waffle you’re probably most familiar with is the potato variety from Birdseye. Belgian -sometimes referred to as ‘American Style’- waffles on the other hand are sweet, made from a pancake-like mix and absolutely delicious served with fruit, syrup or even ice cream. They’re one of my favourite deserts (or breakfasts if I’m feeling particularly decadent) and best of all they’re super quick and easy to make.

What I used   
~ 115g/4oz of plain flour
~ Tbsp of sugar
~ Tsp of baking powder
~ Pinch of salt
~ Two eggs separated
~ Splash of milk
~ A little olive oil
~ A handful of fresh strawberries
~ Maple syrup
~ Waffle iron

The hardest part of this recipe is actually finding a waffle iron! I bought mine several years ago from a German based company although you can now find them on Amazon or Ebay for around £30. Once you’ve tracked down an iron the rest is easy!

I started by pre-heating my waffle iron, using an oil spray to lightly coat the plates to stop the waffles from sticking. Next I combined all of the dry ingredients -flour, sugar, baking powder and salt- in one bowl. In another I mixed the egg yolks with the milk and about a tablespoon of oil. When I had a nice, even liquid I added it to the dry ingredients and mixed them together until I had a smooth and lump-free consistency.

Finally I whipped up the egg whites until they were light and fluffy and carefully folded them into the mix. Now the batter was ready I used a ladle to spoon a small amount onto the centre of the iron, closing the lid and letting it cook for 30 or 40 seconds. When my waffle was cooked I threw on some chopped strawberries and drizzled over a generous helping of maple syrup. Delicious!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Shoe of the Week + Save 20% at Office with Look Magazine

Lana Del Rey in Office 'Karen'

Even when I’m not actually looking to buy, I still enjoy browsing in my favourite shoe stores and online. This week I came across this pair of cute nude heels in Office. I was immediately attracted to the T-bar design which is fun and girly and gives the shoe a real 1920s Great Gatsby esque vibe. The patent leather is surprising soft in person and the beautiful peachy nude shade would go with anything. These were recently spotted adorning the feet of It Girl of the moment Lana Del Rey so they’re sure to be popular.

If you’re tempted to splash out they can be found in Office stores, concessions and on their website now for £62. If you’re quick you can also claim 20% off by picking up a copy of March’s Look magazine and showing page 79 when you make your purchase. The discount can only be used in store and is valid until 5th March. For more details see Look's website

~ Photo credits The Mirror & Office ~
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