Turmeric has long been known to be anti-inflammatory but as science improves, we’re realising how very powerful it’s properties are.
Don’t think you have to stick to boring spice recipes though to take advantage of its wonderful benefits. These breakfast waffles are tasty, sweet and have a very pretty surprise involved!
Makes 10 waffles – please note you will need a waffle machine for this recipe.
300g plain flour
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
90ml vegetable oil
1 tbsp runny honey
1 lime juiced
100g peeled chopped pistachios
For stage 1 mix all ingredients in a food blender and set aside for 10 minutes.
For stage 2 remove the seeds and any juice from the pomegranate and put into a saucepan with the honey. boil until the honey becomes syrupy then squeeze in the lime and add the pistachios.
Cook the waffles using a waffle maker – and don’t be surprised that the waffles will be slightly pink inside, not yellow! This is due to the alkaline properties of the turmeric reacting with the tartaric acid in the baking powder. Once cooked serve hot with the pomegranate, honey and pistachio syrup.
“Each spice has a special day to it. For turmeric, it is Sunday, when light drips fat and butter-coloured into the bins to be soaked up glowing when you pray to the nine planets for love and luck.”
― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices
Inspired by my Mother & Grandmother, cooking has always part of my life.
With over 25-years in the industry, I have won many awards nationally and internationally representing the UK with The Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team.
My career has given me the opportunity to work in high-class establishments in London including The Reform club and Lanesborough Hotel.
I have dedicated my skills to designing and teaching a wide range of culinary courses at the UK’s leading hospitality schools.
These include Butlers Wharf Chef School, Mosimanns, Billingsgate fish school and currently the historic Westminster Kingsway College, where I specialise in teaching private chef courses for International students.
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