Thursday, 7 June 2012

Recipe: Breakfast Waffles

Breakfast, as everyone knows, is the best & most important meal of the day. You can eat breakfast in your pyjamas, or even in bed & it can be savoury or sweet depending on your mood. Breakfast is amazing. One of my favourite breakfasts to make people is waffles- they always go down a storm. Waffles aren't as ubiquitous here in the UK as they seem to be in America- so maybe it's this that gives them part of their appeal, although I like to think most of their appeal stems from the fact that I make a mean waffle.

You can get inexpensive waffles irons quite easily these days, and I really recommend having one- I get loads of use out of mine. Not only that but waffles are SO easy to make- so it takes relatively little ease to make something quite impressive.

You can serve your waffles with all kinds of things- golden or maple syrup, fresh fruit, icing sugar, whipped cream, nutella- the list is endless. If you have a big group for breakfast waffles are perfect too, because you can make a bunch of different toppings & then your guests can choose their own. I also think waffles would make a great, fun dessert if you were having a 'breakfast for dinner' themed dinner party!

To make waffles:

1&3/4 cups plain flour
2 tbsps sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1&3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla

(If you don't actually own cup measuring spoons, you can use a teacup instead)

- Combine all dry ingredients
- Beat the wet ingredients together and add to dry.
- Beat both together until it forms a smooth pancake-like batter.

And you're done! I transfer my batter into a jug for easy pouring into the waffle iron. This waffle batter will also keep in the fridge for a couple of days.