|Manoa Mochi Baking Mix||419g||1 Bag|
|Loose Leaf Cha Thai||200g||1 cup|
|Whole Milk or Whole Milk Substitute||700g||3 cups|
- Saucepan 1.5 qt.
- Good for sauces, and scorched flour recipes.
- Rubbermaid High Heat Silicone Spatula
- Essential for life.
- Stainless Steel Colander
- Sturdy and useful for ice baths and straining.
- Warring WW200 Commercial
- If you are serious about waffles, this is a commercial grade iron that we use in our lab.
- Amazon Stainless Steel Whisk 14"
- Commercial grade stainless steel whisk.
- Stainless Steel Bowl
- A rule we carried from the kitchen to our homes; No Glass.
Let's Get Cooking 🤙🏽
- Add milk to sauce pan and turn heat to low.
- Simmer until a light boil is achieved.
- Be very careful not to over-do it!
- Add Loose Leaf Cha Thai to the hot milk and fully incorporate.
- Once leaves are fully saturated in the milk turn off the heat.
- Let the loose Cha Thai step for 10 minutes.
- The slurry should look a little (or a lot) like ground taco meat.
- Add your water to the slurry and strain.
- The water allows for the mixture to cool down and compensate for lost water content from evaporation and saturation into the leaves.
- Strain mixture and set aside,
- This should yield a little over 350g of bright orange Thai tea concentrate.
- Bask in the spiced sweet aroma emanating from your mixture.
- Seriously, the highlight of this recipe.
- Preheat Waffle maker to 350F or 176C.
- Add Manoa Mochi Baking Mix into a bowl.
- Add 350g of the strained liquid into mixing bowl and whisk together until fully incorporated.
- Add batter to pre-heated waffle iron and close the lid.
- Flip waffle maker and cook until desired doneness.
- Usually about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from iron and serve!
Pro Tips 🤙🏽
- In the image we used whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a caramel sauce. If you want to go for more of a traditional route, try using dollops whipped cream and a heavy drizzle of condensed milk.
- To spice up the waffles, try adding a bit more of the spices found in Thai tea. Star-anise, cardamon, cinnamon, and tamarind powder are usually found in your average cup.
- Using a waffle iron that flips, as well as preheating are key to making the perfect waffles.