When you wake up to the news that it is World Gin Day you can’t let this day go unmarked. Though even I drew the line at cracking open the G&T at 8am. Truth be told though I don’t like G&T because I don’t like tonic. Gin and lemonade is more my thing, or of course the legendary Mummy B Martini in a pint glass. Enough of that though.
World Gin Day got me thinking. Thinking about baking a cake. I have seen gin and tonic cakes talked about and even went as far as Googling a recipe for them. Then I didn’t know if I had a loaf tin and it all got a bit complicated. Which is when I had a lightbulb moment. It went a bit like this.
Want to cook with gin
Can’t be arsed to find a loaf tin
Don’t even know if I have a loaf tin
Can you do it in a cake tin?
Were are the bases for those
What about waffles with gin as then I dont need a cake tin at all?
Or how about coconut oil waffles with the gin drizzle in the cake recipes as it would then sit in the holes rather than have to poked into cake holes. And coconut and gin would make it a pina colada waffle. What could possibly be wrong with that?
This ladies and gentleman is how this little pile of goodies was born.
- 1¾ cup self raising flour
- 1 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¾ cup milk (you could use coconut milk if you wanted to dairy free)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- For the Glaze
- 150g of icing sugar
- 100ml of gin
- a splash of tonic
- squeeze of lemon
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk all the wet ingredients.
- Mix two bowls together and beat until you have a batter like consistency (dont worry much about any small lumps, waffles are forgiving).
- Cook as per your waffle maker instructions.
- Stack waffles
- Whilst still warm, ix together the glaze ingredients until all the sugar has dissolved. Serve in a jug to allow your waffle scoffers to pour into their waffle's little square holes.