savory waffles with apple salad

Savory waffles with apple salad

And a talk about the nuances of our dreams

Ingredients

For the waffle batter

(makes 4 square waffles)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil, for the waffle iron

For the Apple Salad

  • 1 Ambrosia apple
  • 4 asparagus
  • 2 small celery stalks, with leaves
  • 2 dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 fried eggs

Method

→ In a large bowl mix together flour, egg and water.

 

→ Add sugar, salt, baking power, curry and olive oil and mix with a spoon until roughly smooth.

 

→ Heat a waffle iron over medium heat (4min on each side) and brush with vegetable oil.

 

→ Pour half of the waffle batter in the heated iron (the amount you pour in depends on the size of your waffle maker), close it and turn it upside down.

 

→ Cook for 2 minutes on medium heat, then turn the iron upside down again and cook for 2 more minutes.
Open the waffle iron and check: the waffles should be crispy and golden on both sides.

 

→ Transfer the waffles on a plate and cook the second half of the waffle batter.

 

→ Meanwhile, prepare the apple salad. In a bowl pour asparagus, celery (thinly diced), onion, dried tomatoes (thinly sliced) and apple (cored and chopped).

 

→ Add olive oil, lemon juice and salt and stir to combine.

 

→ Serve the waffles warm topped with the apple salad and fried eggs.

Creative talk

Do you dream in color? Or do you even know whether you dream in color or grayscale? I’ve always been unsure about the answer, until recently. I ‘saw’ the most vivid dreamscape, with rather unexpected hues: bright yellow floors, overcast sage sky and white branches.

Studies show that our ability to see colors in our sleep may depend on age (did you grow up in a world with black and white television?), on memory retrieval (are you trying to remember a dream right after waking up or hours later?) and on focus (do you pay attention to the colors of your dream?).

 

What I actually find fascinating about this is the individual perception of color. I don’t need to see green to recognize a leaf – in fact, the colors I remember when I wake up have little to nothing to do with reality. I sometimes have clear memories of specific colors in my dreams but not of the associated objects. Since color has become a focal point in my studies it has been increasingly capturing my attention, even in my sleep.

And in my cooking. The more color in my plate the more I enjoy the meal. These savory waffles never fail me.

 

— Tea

 

→ A ‘tell me how you dream and I’l guess your age’ kind of study

Munari, B., Arte come mestiere, Mondatori, 2010

 

→ Old but gold read about dreams’ meaning:

Munari, B., Arte come mestiere, Mondatori, 2010

keep wandering

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