Forget the Bread Make a Waffle Sandwich
Ok, a pink waffle sandwich, might not exactly spring to mind when you are thinking of what to eat for lunch, but trust us this is a delicious change from bread. Ask any kid, “Why use bread for your sandwich when you can use waffles?”
The pink colour for the waffles is healthy it comes from beets, which also adds a lovely, subtle flavour. Choose sandwich fillings to suit your tastes – vegetarian, meat lovers, grilled veggies, basil pesto, ricotta or goat cheese and few greens.
Pink Waffle Sandwiches
For the Waffles:
- 100 g Cooked Beets
- 50 g Beet Juice optional
- 2 Eggs yolks and whites separated
- 300 g Flour
- 300 g Milk
- 50 g melted butter
- a pinch of Salt
For the Sandwich Filling:
- 250 g Ricotta cheese
- 1 slice Cured Ham per sandwich
- 4 figs we used some we had the freezer as they are not in season
- some Red cabbage sliced
- a bit of Lettuce or greens of your choice
- a few walnuts
- Black pepper
Prepare the Waffles:
- Blend cooked beets and beet juice until very smooth.
- In a large bowl, place flour, salt, egg yolks and beetroot purée. Mix until combined.
- Add the melted butter and mix until very smooth and homogeneous. We recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
- Incorporate the milk.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites and incorporate them gently to the batter. It's okay if the egg whites are not thoroughly incorporated.
- Butter your waffle iron and prepare the waffles according to your waffle iron maker.
Make Waffles Sandwiches:
- Spread a layer of ricotta cheese on a waffle. Pepper to taste.
- Place a few leaves of salad, some red cabbage, a slice of ham roughly cut, a sliced fig and some walnuts.
- Either eat as is as an open-faced sandwich or cover with another waffle to make a regular sandwich.