雞蛋仔 Hong Kong Egg Waffles

My absolute favorite street snack, since forever…basically from childhood ’til now. As a kid, my mom would get it for me. Even now, whenever my mom buys them and surprises me, my eyes brighten. (I do buy it for myself when I’m in Chinatown though 😉 ) And now I can make it as at home! Although I wish I learned the actual recipe from the old man I love buying this delight from, this will do. I haven’t seen him for a while now, so I’m hoping he retired for the better :’) He’s the reason why I love my egg waffles a bit crispy now. But I definitely don’t mind the normal soft kind. It’s one of those treats that makes me reminisce of the past – the times I followed my mom around. P.S. When my parents went to Hong Kong (and traveled around China), my mom got me the pan to make egg waffles, per my request! LOVE.

Ingredients

140g all-purpose flour
8g baking powder
30g corn starch
2 eggs
140g sugar
30g evaporated milk
140ml water
2 tbsp vanilla
30g (canola) oil

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, powder, starch.
  2. In another bowl, beat eggs. Then mix in sugar. Gradually stir in milk and water.
  3. Sieve dry mixture in wet mixture and stir thoroughly. Stir in vanilla and oil.
  4. Refrigerate batter for at least 1 hr (can last for a few days as well) and then (bring back to room temperature) take out batter 30 mins prior to using.
  5. Under medium heat, heat egg waffle pan for 1 min on both sides. Pour batter into pan and close the pan. Swivel pan in a circular motion to spread batter throughout. Lay on  the side that was used to close the pan. (Cook for 2 mins on one side and 1 min on the other. Trash this first egg waffle.) Cook for 2 mins on both sides.

Note

– Add more vanilla to liking. (Can also add matcha or cocoa powder…for different flavors).
– Change cooking time to desired texture.

Reference

Christine’s Recipes – Hong Kong Style Egg Waffle

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I still remember that rainy evening, after school of high school, and I went to buy egg waffles from him. He saw a Science textbook in my hand, and attempted to speak English with me. His jolliness can be quite contagious. To the left, is an old picture I took last summer, while I was waiting for him to make me a fresh batch. He happily informed me that he included an extra 雞蛋仔 in my bag!

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