I bought the boys a waffle maker for Christmas. They’d mentioned wanting one on and off throughout the year but it still blew their collective mind when it was unwrapped.
Naturally in the weeks leading up to Christmas I was researching recipes for waffle batter and settled on two from my spirit baker Smitten Kitchen.
These far outshone any of the other recipes we tried. They are rich in flavour and so delightfully crispy.
It needs you to start the night before but it is far from arduous. You also have to leave the batter out overnight which may make you cock your head but just do it ok? In the morning the mix can look a bit funky but stir in the eggs and baking powder and brace for the best waffles around.
I can’t offer any real cooking advice as the Breville machine I bought has it all built in and you just select your type and it cooks it accordingly. Bless it.
- ½ cup warm water
- 2¼ tsp (7 grams) dry yeast
- 2 cups warmed milk (not too hot, it will kill the yeast)
- 115 g butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 eggs
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- Combine the water, yeast, milk, butter, salt and sugar in a bowl
- Whisk in the flour (I find that if you scatter flour over the top of the wet mixture and whisk as you gradually scatter more over then it doesn't go too lumpy)
- Cover and leave on the bench overnight
- Lightly beat the eggs then whisk into the mixture along with the baking soda
- Cook according to your machine.