Carnival inflatable waffles, also called rosettes or sugar waffles, need a special kind of pastry. The Mardi Gras waffle irons are wall-shaped, with a flat decorative iron that looks like branded iron more than the waffle irons used for square waffles. These irons make waffles that are closer to hopper cakes than breakfasts – but lighter and smaller. You can buy rosette shaped irons at specialty grocery stores and online stores.
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Beat melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla in a blender well.
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Gradually mix the liquid mixture.
Whisk the dough with an electric mixer for 1 minute or until light and foamy.
Cool the dough for 1 hour.
Deep fry 3 cups of fried vegetable oil or oven at 360 degrees F.
Dip the iron in the hot oil for 30 seconds and dip it in the dough to coat the rim. Put the whipped iron in the hot oil and fry for about 1 minute or until golden brown. Put the fried carnival waffle on a napkin to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process until the whole dough is exhausted.
Sift powdered sugar over carnival waffles and serve.
You can also top up carnival waffles with melted chocolate or chocolate syrup, whipped cream or cinnamon sugar.
If necessary, remove the waffle from the iron with a knife.
If the waffle falls from the iron to the oil, continue to knead and remove with metal tongs.
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