You know the Empire’s motto: if you’re going to make a battle station, why not make a prototype out of waffles first. Valentine’s Day is a time of love, even for a moon-sized super weapon. These holiday breakfast treats are tinted to honor the hue of Quadanium steel coupled with the effervescent pink tied to Valentine’s Day.
Making these sweet space stations will surely win over your valentine this February 14. That’s no moon…it’s my heart.
Valentine’s Day Death Star Waffles*
- Death Star waffle maker
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Pink food gel dye
- Black food gel dye
*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.
Step 1: Prep the waffle iron by greasing generously with non-stick spray.
Step 2: In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Step 3: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then add the buttermilk, eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla.
Step 4: Separate the batter equally into two bowls. Into one, add a few drops of pink gel dye until combined. In the second bowl, add a drop of black gel dye, stirring until gray in color.
Step 5: Pour the batter into the prepped waffle maker, and cook until crisp. (Note: Death Star waffler will brown the waffles.)
Step 6: Use the heart-shaped cutter to cut out a heart from both a pink waffle and a gray waffle. Interchange the hearts in the waffles.
Step 7: Serve warm with syrup.