Blueberry Waffles 30th July 2017
I have hankered after a waffle maker for some time now – and this weekend I finally bought one!
I did my due diligence online before heading to a store in; yes I could have ordered it to be delivered to my front door – but where is the fun in that! A girl has to look at it, feel it, chat to the shop assistant to hear about any feedback on the product and happily pack it in the car. 🙂
The waffle maker of my choice has a set of flat plates that can be switched in to toast a sandwich so I felt more than a little satisfied with my purchase; it really is two in one! Doesn't that make this a smarter purchase? Well that is my story for the hubby and I'm sticking to it!
For my first foray into waffles I decided to go with a basic recipe. I had spent the day before at the Auckland Food Show and brought home a jar of Heilala Vanilla paste so this was the inspiration. I love using vanilla paste and value the exceptional taste this adds to any baking I do.
Here's the list of ingredients and instructions on making your first sweet waffle…
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence (or Heilala Vanilla paste)
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
Place ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine until well mixed and smooth. Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
Pour 1 cup batter onto the centre of the waffle pan, spreading out the batter evenly with a spatula.
Close the cover of the waffle maker and set your timer for 4 minutes.
Open cover and gently remove the gorgeous deliciousness baked waffle!
Top with blueberry sauce (see recipe below), Greek yoghurt and a dusting of icing sugar.
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
Add all of the ingredients into a small pan over a low heat. Once the mixture starts to bubble, let it gently boil for about 1 minute stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and allow mixture to simmer for about 6 minutes. And that's it 🙂
I served the waffles with my home made blueberry sauce and a dollop of Greek yoghurt on the side – and on a breakfast tray in bed!
My husband was surprised when I exclaimed how delicious my first ever waffle tasted; you see I had never ever eaten one before. Deprived of this deliciousness for all my life 🙂
But armed with some ideas on how to make Cauliflower rice waffles, and Kumara waffles I am going to ensure waffles are on the menu very regularly now – healthy options that is…although I have to say the sweet version was pretty good the next day too.
Heat the leftover waffles in the toaster the next day mmmmm……just about as good as same day freshness.
Happy waffle days ahead xx