Sunday Breakfast of Gingerbread Waffles

November 21, 2011

I feel as though I’m making a Public Service Announcement. It’s my duty to share amazing cafes in Melbourne, right? Please accept this PSA, from me to you.

New and already well-established cafes keep popping up on my radar. Don’t we have enough brilliant cafes already? Well…no. The thing is….no, we don’t. This is true. As true as my love for pancakes. And waffles.

Speaking of waffles, I totally need a waffle iron in my life…

Until that glorious day (hint, hint – Christmas present, Jackson), I guess I’ll have to settle on getting my waffle fix at Mixed Business. *sigh* tough gig…

This was my breakfast yesterday: Gingerbread Waffles with Baked Maple Apples, Candied Walnuts and Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream. Quite so.

The waffles were perfectly spongey and light, and the apples were perfection – soft and balanced, not overly sweet. I wasn’t a huge fan of the walnuts, and I left most of the ice-cream as don’t love ice-cream in the morning (yet I’m all for waffles, pancakes, french toast and maple syrup – go figure).

What is it about the curves and cervices of waffles that sends me into a spin?

The maple syrup seeps down into the ginger-kissed grooves, and lovingly blends with the small splashes of melted, cool vanilla bean creaminess left on the waffle after I haphazardly removed the perky scoops from their spiced cake-like floor. Pools of joy, my peeps. Oooooohhh boy. Oh boy. Oh. Boy.

I was able to eat all of my waffles, which I felt was testament to their balanced flavour and measured sweetness. Granted, it’s possible that I was also very hungry. Probably. Definitely.

I need a waffle iron in my life.

But until that day (read: Christmas morning??) comes, I will happily travel to Clifton Hill, to Mixed Business where they make lovely eggs and a whole manner of tasty offerings beyond these Gingerbread Waffles. Their coffee is also fantastic, supremely beautiful – one of the best in Melbourne, in my opinon. I’m so thrilled and thankful that my school friend, Tess, introduced me to this gem. I now thoroughly adore it.

I hope your Sunday was filled with joy, whether waffle-inspired or otherwise. Hopefully both, like mine.

Heidi xo
  • Hannah November 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    This sounds like too much deliciousness 🙂 And the glorious detail you describe it in, well I just want to eat waffles right now, don't I! xx

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 21, 2011 at 7:38 am

    how very delightful indeed!

  • Michelle Chin November 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

    gingerbread waffles! sounds like something i would love!

  • leaf (the indolent cook) November 21, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Haven't had waffles in a while, now you've got my cravings going!

  • Leah November 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I was reading this early morning, while BF little G and drooling at my iphone!!!

    Um yes please to waffles any day, esp if they are gingerbread!!!!! 😀

  • Julia @ Boredom Abounds November 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Looks and sounds divine! Waffles are such a treat.

  • xoCATox November 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow – that looks seriously tasty! Were the apples cinnamon-y?

    What a gorgeous dish. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Gingerbread and apples – could it scream Christmas anymore?! 🙂

  • Cass @foodmyfriend November 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Nicely said 🙂 Quite a festive breaky. Makes me want to go and buy the Christmas tree…

  • Hannah November 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    You describe exactly why I'd always opt for waffles over pancakes if given the choice 🙂 And oh how I love all things gingerbread! I wish Melbourne would share some of these cafes with Canberra.

    P.S> You should probably have only eaten the butter/oil these were fried in, though. 😉

  • Heidi November 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Hannah – awe thanks 🙂

    Lisa – 🙂

    Michelle – you should visit!

    Leaf – hehehe 🙂

    Leah – I hear ya 😉 p.s. glad to provide some BF entertainment!

    Julia – oh aren't they 🙂

    Cat – not cinnamony, but still delicious! Yes I know, so festive 🙂

    Cass – hehehe totally 🙂

    Hannah – I know, we're greedy, we should share 😛 oh & I know, right – what was I thinking??? 😉

    Heidi xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Oh my, gingerbread waffles? These sound like pure genius! 😀 Must make some of these 🙂

  • Iron Chef Shellie November 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    zomg amazing!! …. i am also telepathically telling Santa I need a waffle iron in my life too 😉

  • The InTolerant Chef November 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Oooh, how do stay skinny with such great goodies as these on offer? I am so going to make something like this at home, yummm…

  • hannah November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Oh my gosh, i want these waffles ♥

  • Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan November 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    These waffles look fantastic and it's been such a long time since I had them!!

  • msihua November 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Yum!!! I love waffles and these look dreamy 🙂

  • Heidi November 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Lorraine – pure genius, indeed 🙂

    Michele – I hope Santa listens to us…

    InTolerant Chef – yummmm indeed! ahhh everything in moderation 😉

    Hannah – me too! right now! haha.

    Chopin – you must have some soon then!

    Msihua – completely dreamy 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Ali November 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    yum yum!