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Savory waffles with loads of good stuff

*english version in the second half of the text
Va povesteam pe facebook, cu ceva vreme in urma, despre aceste waffles-uri sarate care m-au dat gata. M-au impresionat atat de mult incat numai asta am mancat cateva zile la rand, dimineata, la pranz si seara.
Va las aici reteta, poate deveniti si voi dependenti de ele, ca si mine.
200 g faina alba (eu folosesc numai tipul 650)
100 g faina integrala (una mai fina e mai potrivita)
40 g malai macinat fin (desi ar merge foarte bine si faina de porumb, insa eu nu am reusit sa gasesc)
1/2 lingurita praf de copt
1/4 lingurita bicarbonat de sodiu
1/2 lingurita sare (sau dupa gust)
150 g iaurt sau chefir
150 g lapte
1 ou
3 linguri ulei de masline (extra virgin, pt o aroma mai intensa)
aprox 120 g porumb dulce, de la conserva (scurs inainte de a fi cantarit)
aprox 100 g sunca afumata, tocata
100 g branza cheddar (sau un alt tip de branza maturata), data pe razatoare
aprox 120 g ceapa si usturoi verde (daca se mai gaseste pe piata, daca nu e ok doar ceapa verde), tocate.
Intr-o tigaie incinsa bine pune putin ulei si prajeste sunca pana ce incepe sa devina crocanta pe margini. Adauga ceapa si usturoiul verde si caleste-le la foc mic pana se inmoaie si devin translucide. Lasa-le la racit.
Intr-un bol mare amesteca toate ingredientele ude.
Intr-un bol mai mic amesteca-le pe cele uscate.
Adauga ingredientele uscate peste cele ude, sunca cu ceapa si usturoiul, porumbul si branza.
Amesteca usor pana ce se incorporeaza totul. Nu amesteca prea mult, nu vrem sa dezvoltam glutenul din faina!
Prajeste waffles-urile intr-un aparat de waffles, incins bine si uns cu putin ulei. Timpul de prajire difera in functie de tipul de aparat si de cum vrei sa fie textura lor.
In caz ca nu ai aparat de waffles nu e panica, le poti praji la tigaie, sub forma de mini pancakes si or sa iasa la fel de bune.
Daca le incercati, lasati un comentariu si spuneti-mi cum vi s-au parut!

I was telling you guys, a while back, on my facebook page, about these savory waffles that blew me away. I was so impressed by these that I kept eating them for a few days in a raw, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Here’s the recipe, maybe you’ll become addicted, as I have!
200 g all purpose flour (I use soft wheat flour, T650)
100 g whole meal flour (one with a finer texture would be best)
40 g corn meal, finely ground with a coffee grinder (though, corn flour would be great, but I wasn’t able to find any)
1/2 tsp backing powder
1/4 tsp backing soda
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
150 g yogurt or kefir
150 g milk
1 egg
3 Tbs olive oil (extra virgin, for a stronger flavor)
approx 120 g sweet corn from a can (drained before being weighed)
approx 100 g smoked bacon, chopped
100 g grated cheddar cheese (or other type of matured cheese)
approx 120 g chopped green onions and garlic chives (if you can’t find garlic chives use green onions only).
Drizzle a bit of oil in a heated pan and fry bacon until it starts to crisp up around the edges. Add chopped green onions and garlic chives (if using) and fry on low until tender and translucent. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl mix together the wet ingredients.
In a smaller bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to the wet along with bacon, onions and garlic chives, sweet corn and cheese.
Mix the batter together until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, we do not want to develop the gluten strands!
Cook the batter in a really hot waffle iron brushed with a bit of oil.
The cooking time depends on your waffle iron and on how you like your waffles.
If you don’t have a waffle iron don’t worry, you can fry them off in a pan just like you would do with pancakes and they will still be great.
If you give these waffles a try leave a comment and let me know how you liked them (or didn’t)!

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