LAST MINUTE VALENTINE TREATS – LACE WAFFLES WITH ROMANCE ICE CREAM

  

February 11, 2016

Marble a syrup made with Carmien’s Vintage Romance through store-bought ice-cream and serve on lace waffles with lots of berries. So romantic!

Makes 12-16 waffles
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time (syrup): 10 min
Baking time: 20 min

Ingredients

VINTAGE ROMANCE SYRUP

250 ml (1 c) strong Carmien vintage romance tea, use 60 ml

160 ml (2/3 c) sugar

Few drops pink food colouring (optional)

WAFFLES

2 eggs, whisked

30 ml (2 T) sugar

250 ml (1 c) Carmien cookies ‘n cream rooibos tea, using 80 ml (1/3 c) loose leaves

30 ml (2 T) oil

375 ml (11/2 c) cake flour

15 ml (1 T) baking powder

Pinch of salt

TO SERVE

1 litre ice-cream, with blueberries, if preferred

Fresh berries

Directions

SYRUP

1Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to the boil and cook till reduced by half and surypy. To test: spoon some of the suryp in a saucer and cool. If a sticky sauce forms, it’s done. Cool.

WAFFLES

1Mix together all the ingredients. Stand for half an hour. Pour into a squeeze bottle with a spout.

2Heat a pancake pan or non-stick pan till warm. Squeeze some batter in a lacy heart-form in the pan. Bake till small air bubbles form on top, about 1 min, turn and heat till done on other side as well. Repeat with rest of the batter.

TO SERVE

1Place a waffle on a plate, add a scoop or two of ice-cream, drizzle some vintage romance syrup over and finish with fresh berries. Top with another waffle if preferred.

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