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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | Time: 8:07 AM

I just got a new waffle maker!!! Its way, way better than the one I had (which I threw away out of frustration). The one I'd previously purchased always burned everything, as the heating element was right in the middle of the waffle plate, instead of spread out for even cooking. Ok, it was the cheap one, a little generic $9 guy. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
This time, I purchased a $20 waffle maker by GE from Walmart. I was a little nervous spending so much on the thing, and just hoped it would work out well. And to my immense relief, its an Excellent appliance. It only cooks 2 waffles at a time, but the waffle iron is very deep so the waffles come up thick and springy like pillows. And the heating element is in the right spot because they are evenly cooked, with no burn spots (unless you leave them on too long of course).
So here we are again - more recipes involving Waffles! These are special though. Inspired by the recent craze in Japan for 'Moffles' (mochi in waffle shapes), but with a tweak of two of my own, this is a really wonderful breakfast or snack that is both healthy and tasty!!
1 1/2 cups mochiko (glutenous rice flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water (or milk or coconut milk)
1/4 cup granulated sugar (or brown sugar, or honey)
1/4 cup tofu (about 1/8th of a block)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and blend with a hand mixer till the tofu is well mixed in and (mostly) not lumpy. Batter will be thick! Bake in waffle maker according to appliance instructions until golden-brown, tops will be crispy and insides will be gooey :)

You can't taste the tofu at all, weather or not you like tofu to begin with. But its there, for added protien - much more than just an All-Carb breakfast or snack.
You can do alot with these guys, too! In Japan they have many different flavor combinations from sweet to savory - check out this article or this article, to get some ideas.

Alternitively, if you already have some mochi on hand, you can just pop a peice of mochi onto a preheated waffle maker, even the filled type, for an even quicker snack.

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