The Recipe - Congolese Mini Waffles

Congolese Mini Waffles

As Ariane Kambu Mbenza from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, taught Lindsay Sterling in Yarmouth, ME, in May 2013

Serves: 10-35 people, depending how many you eat!
Makes: 146 pieces

5 cups flour
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups milk
spray butter (aka nonstick spray) or oil

Put flour in bowl of a mixer. Cut 1/2 stick of butter into 1/4 inch cubes and melt the rest. Mix cold butter into flour, then mix in warm butter, sugar, and 3 eggs. Mix until incorporated. Then add enough milk so the consistency is thick but doesn't completely hold it's shape. Mix until smooth.

Heat up waffle iron. Spray the center of each quadrant with spray butter or oil so the waffle doesn't stick to the waffle iron. (You could also brush both sides of the waffle iron with oil). Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon of batter into the center of each quadrant. Spray the top of each mound of batter with spray butter. Close the waffle iron. When waffles are done, pluck them out of press with a fork and put on a serving tray to cool. Serve straight up or with whipped cream, honey, ice cream or peanut butter.

Copyright Lindsay Sterling May 2013