Christina's kitchen: the blog
Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours we have a recipe for everyone!
Lazy Sunday mornings laid in bed watching Sunday Brunch are one of my favourite ways to spend a weekend. On these kinds of mornings, a bowl of cereal just does not do the job. You want something special and filling. A bacon sandwich is good but it’s not special, a full English Breakfast can be greasy and unsatisfying. There is something satisfying about freshly baked waffles that I just can’t resist.
Whether you wake up and make them yourself or you are woken up to breakfast in bed, these waffles will surely put a smile of your face. Best thing? It only takes one bowl and one spoon to make so there isn’t that mountain of washing up to face afterwards! If you want to keep them fresh then pair it with fresh fruit and yoghurt or if you fancy something heartier then pair it with bacon, maple syrup and a poached egg! Simply delicious either way! I found this recipe a long time ago and I can’t for the life of me remember where, but as always, I’ve adapted it over the years to create this delicious recipe.
Step One| Pre – heat your waffle maker and leave to one side to heat up to temperature.
Step Two| Put all your ingredients and a bowl and an electric whisk or a wooden spoon and beat together until everything has just combined. It really is that simple. At this point you can sort of treat it like a pancake mixture. If you wanted to stir through some blueberries, then go for it, or chocolate chips!
Step Three| At this point, follow the instructions that came with your waffle maker, generally this is pour into the centre of the pan, put the lid down and cook for around 5 – 7 minutes. If you are cooking these in a pan on a hob. Pour the batter into the centre, allow to fill out slightly or until you are happy with it, cook for 3-4 minutes or until you are comfortable with flipping it. Flip and cook for another 3 -4 minutes or until it is cooked through.
Step Four| When the waffles are done, place on a plate and serve straight away, these are best served warm unless you are adding yoghurt.
Step Five| This is where you can decide what toppings you want. There isn’t a set recipe for this, its totally down to you. We’ve gone for yoghurt, strawberries, raspberries and dried cranberries. If you didn’t want these as breakfast, you could add ice cream and sprinkles and create a dessert that be the talk of the dinner table!
If you are looking for a way to treat that special someone, this will sure do the trick! As always, if you make any of these delicious recipes be sure to tag us in pictures, we love to see what you create!