These little appetizers taste delicious. The sweet-sour-spiciness of the chutney on the little waffle pieces is great and the little bit of lettuce adds a lot of color. These make a great finger food.

Waffle Pieces with Lettuce and Papaya Chutney

Yield: 3 doz.


For the waffles:

  • 1 & 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup polenta
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 egg replacements
  • 1 & 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 4 tablespoons soy margarine, melted

For the papaya chutney:

  • 2 large ripe papayas, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup wine or raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 jalepeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • a few pieces of lollo bianco lettuce and a few pieces of lollo rosso lettuce.

Waffle Pieces with Lettuce and Papaya Chutney


To make the waffles:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Mix the egg replacements into a second medium-sized bowl and beat until frothy.
  3. Drizzle in the soy milk.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, along with the melted soy margarine.
  4. Mix with decisive strokes from the bottom of the bowl, until all the dry ingredients have been moistened.

To make the chutney:

  1. Combine all chutney ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir well.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  3. Uncover and simmer over low heat for a few minutes more to cook off excess liquid.
  4. Puree if you want it very smooth.
  5. Return the pureed chutney to the pan.
  6. Add a bit of water to the corn starch to dissolve it and add to the chutney.
  7. Cook until it becomes thick and the corns starch becomes clear.
  8. Place the chutney in the refrigerator to cool and solidify.

To assemble the appetizers:

  1. Make the waffles and allow them to cool.
  2. Cut the waffles in squares.
  3. Put a small piece of red lollo rosso and a small piece of green lollo bianco on each waffle piece.
  4. Put a teaspoonful of papaya chutney on the lettuce.