Nope. Those aren’t burnt waffles.
It’s a waffle, pizza, calzone, and a panini all in one!
Okay so I have no idea if I read about this or dreamt about it. Let’s be realistic, I probably read about it because I doubt I could be this creative.
Actually nevermind, let’s pretend I’m great and I thought it up all on my own.
I made a quick whole wheat pizza dough by mixing together:
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or just 1 cup WW flour and omit all purpose)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/8 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tbsp olive oil
After kneading it for about 2 minutes. I let the dough rest for about 10 minutes. Then I divided it into two equal sized pieces and on a well floured surface, rolled each piece VERY thinly. I topped one side with some pasta sauce, kale (obviously), smart dog and 1 string cheese. I put the other thinly rolled piece of dough on top and sealed the edges by folding over and pinching together. After I put it in a heated waffle iron for 5 minutes. The dough shouldn’t reach the edges, you’re going to squish it down so it’ll get there but leave about an inch of room all around.
It got a little messy in the spots where the sauce oozed out. But it was completely worth it.
Perfect for days like today when turning on the oven could easily qualify as murder. Not to mention it takes about 20 minutes total to make and if you use store bought pizza dough, the process takes less than 10 minutes.
Also fun because I’m obsessed with this waffle maker! While these were delicious, there’s always room for improvement.
A few suggestions:
- Roll the dough very thinly, maybe don’t use all the dough.
- If something is in chunks (i.e. kale and smart dog in this situation), chop them very finely. Big chunks are okay but I bet it would be less messy if the chunks were smaller.
- Reduce the sauce or just use tomatoes. Ragu is a little more runny than other sauces. I’d reduce it a bit (or maybe I was just over zealous with the sauciness, as I often tend to do).
I should also note that this waffle maker is huge! So one waffle is enough for two people.
If you have a waffle maker, try it! Super easy and relatively healthy!