– For the churro waffles:
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1 cup milk
– 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Cooking spray
– For the toppings:
– Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream
– Caramel sauce
– Cinnamon sugar (mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon)
1. Let’s start our journey by preheating your waffle iron according to its instructions. This will ensure golden and crispy churro waffles.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Whisk them together until well combined and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until they are well incorporated.
4. Gradually pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until a smooth batter forms. Remember not to overmix; a few lumps are completely normal and will give the waffles a fantastic texture.
5. Once your waffle iron is properly heated, lightly coat it with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Pour enough batter onto the iron to cover about 2/3 of the surface, ensuring it is evenly distributed. Close the lid and cook until golden brown, following the recommended cooking time for your specific waffle iron. Quick tip: If you prefer a lighter and crispier texture, cook the waffles slightly longer.
6. As the churro waffles cook, let’s prepare the cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on them. Combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and set it aside.
7. Once your churro waffles are ready, carefully remove them from the iron and place them on a wire rack. Immediately dust each waffle with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar, allowing it to adhere to the warm surface. This step ensures that the flavors meld together perfectly.
8. Assemble your Churro Waffle Sundae by placing one churro waffle on a plate, topping it with a scoop (or two!) of your chosen ice cream flavor. Drizzle a generous amount of caramel sauce over the ice cream, allowing it to cascade down the sides of the waffle. Finally, sprinkle some more cinnamon sugar on top for an extra touch of sweetness.
9. Now, sit back, relish each indulgent bite, and savor the flavors that intertwine harmoniously in this Churro Waffle Sundae. Let the crispy churro exterior, fluffy waffle interior, cold ice cream, caramel richness, and sweet cinnamon sugar take you on a blissful culinary journey.
– For a chocolate twist, add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the dry ingredients and enjoy a chocolate-infused version of the Churro Waffle Sundae.
– Experiment with different ice cream flavors, such as dulce de leche, cinnamon, or even a fruity sorbet to add a unique touch to your sundae.
As the sun sets and your taste buds revel in the masterpiece before you, I hope this Churro Waffle Sundae brings you as much pleasure as it does to me. With every bite, may you find joy in the shared experiences of diverse cuisines that bring us closer together. So go ahead, try this culinary marvel, and let yourself indulge in the magic that happens when traditions intertwine.