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Rye Waffles with Banana and Salted Caramel

Rye Waffles with Banana

One afternoon last week when I got home from work, Tom announced that he’d bought me a present and that I should wander around the house playing hot or cold to find it. After a relatively short game (we live in a little flat, you only have to say “warmer” about five times in order to direct someone to even the smallest nook and/or cranny) I was beside myself to discover a brand new waffle maker hidden away in his computer desk. Best random getting-home-from-work surprise ever. Naturally, I insisted on making waffles almost immediately. I wanted to start by playing with rye flour because me and rye have kind of a thing going on at the moment. My current bread obsession is Fjord, a loaf you’ll find at any of the Real Patisserie bakeries around town. It’s a gorgeous, dark, seedy, dense loaf that packs more depth and flavour than I ever thought I’d want in a bread. Give it a try, if you live around here, slathered with Marmite. Unf.  Anyway, sorry, that …

Rye Smiles

We’re big on oatcakes in this house, they make for a great a blank canvas to build a quick snack. We recently discovered Rude Health’s rye oaty, loved the different flavour that rye flour brought to the table and haven’t looked back since. So, when I got the urge to bake this morning I thought I’d see if I could recreate that strong flavour and dense texture myself (for a fair few pennies cheaper) and use my new and incredibly cute biscuit cutters, I love an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. I don’t know about you, but the idea of a snack that involves both cheese and biscuits costing me just 133 calories gets me pretty excited. Not only is this snack pretty low in calories, it’s also pretty damn good for you ’cause I swapped out all the standard ingredients usually found in good old fashioned cheese and biscuits for healthy ones. Rye flour: By using rye flour instead of wheat flour, you escape 3 calories per biscuit. Yeah, OK, that’s not a …