Syrups are crucial to so many recipes. From simple syrups in cocktails and lemonades, to flavoured syrups to drizzle over cakes and ice creams, it’s one recipe that you can use in a multitude of ways. This coffee syrup is a fantastic twist on the classic simple syrup. With three simple ingredients and 20 minutes of your time, you’ll have an amazing condiment that you can use on everything from pancakes to lemonades and of course, waffles!
Waffles were a weekend treat for us when I was a child. We’d each get one large Belgian waffle and it’s safe to say it was our favourite breakfast. They’re incredibly common now and come with numerous toppings but nothing can beat the original of waffles with syrup. Okay maybe a coffee syrup is better!
Your syrup is only as good as the coffee you use to make it, which is why I love the Wonderchef Bean to Cup Brew Coffee Maker with Grinder. Grinding fresh beans gives you the cleanest, freshest flavour of coffee which is crucial for a good syrup. I always felt like freshly grinding beans was a huge effort. Not only do I have to source beans out, but to get a machine just for grinding? I didn’t know if I had enough kitchen counter space for that. However, the Bean to cup machine is surprisingly small and I can easily use it and store it in my cupboard like I do with my mixer. There’s also been a huge coffee movement in India over the past few years and it’s become so easy to find good quality beans online. There’s also the fact that beans stay fresh much longer than powder. So grinding my own beans? Not as big an effort as I initially thought!
The Bean to Cup Machine is incredibly easy to use and even if you don’t always have beans on hand, you can also use coffee powder. Select the appropriate mode and brew away. You also get a measuring spoon and handy manual along with the machine that make it so easy to operate. From measurements to how to operate the machine, everything is covered so even coffee newbies will feel confident in their first try. The Wonderchef Belgian Waffle Maker gives you the fluffiest, most incredible waffles in just minutes! This recipe requires the egg whites to be beaten until stiff peaks. While you can do it with a regular hand whisk it’ll take quite a bit of effort. Do your arms a favour and invest in the Wonderchef Crimson Edge Hand Mixer. You’ll get stiff peaks in no time!
Since the syrup is the star of the show, I decided to keep the waffles simple. Besides, a standard Belgian waffle recipe is one you should definitely master! This coffee syrup stays good for about a month when refrigerated in an airtight container, but I highly doubt it’ll last that long. Dot, drizzle or drench your waffles with this syrup – you bet I drenched mine! I also topped my waffles with orange slices. The orange brightens the plate up and also helps to cut through some of the sweetness. You can also use this syrup for a multitude of coffee based cocktails and cold brews. It also tastes wonderful drizzled over ice cream!
Makes: 250ml of Syrup
Time: 20 minutes + Brewing Time
- 1 cup Strongly Brewed Coffee
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 stick of Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1/4 cup Oil
- Brew a strong cup of coffee. If you’re using the Bean to Cup Machine like I did, you can add 3 spoons of coffee beans and brew 2 cups of coffee. This should give you a strong pot.
- Add the coffee, sugar and cinnamon to a pot and place over low heat.
- Allow the sugar to melt while stirring the mixture and continue to cook for 15 minutes.
- If you want a thicker syrup you can continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
- Take the pot off the heat and allow it to cool completely.
- Remove the cinnamon stick and pour into an airtight bottle.
- Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
- Separate the egg yolks and egg whites.
- Add the oil, milk and vanilla to the egg yolks and whisk until combined.
- Add the egg yolk mixture to the dry ingredients and combine till smooth
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until you get hard peaks.
- Add a third of the egg whites to the batter and fold in to lighten it up. Once it’s combined, fold in the remaining egg whites.
- Heat up your waffle maker and brush with melted butter.
- Add a ladle full of batter to the centre of the waffle maker and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- Remove the waffle with a silicone spatula and repeat until you finish the batter.
- Serve with coffee syrup!
Author: Sneha Sundar is the creator of You Dim Sum, You Lose Some; a philosophy she adopts both in and out of the kitchen.