Mid-week morning feels

Put a smallish frypan over moderate heat

Lightly whisk two eggs

Add in some chopped shallots, cut up cherry tomatoes, crumbled goats cheese (or whatever is your preference), a good nob of butter and lots of freshly ground black pepper. 

Happiness. 
Onward. 

Wednesday morning

Sneaky brekkie with trainee #2.

Bacon, Dee Why

Tuesday morning

Cinnamon buttermilk waffles

Cinnamon buttermilk waffles

I absolutely adore cinnamon and will consciously try to work it into as many dishes as humanly possible. Having said that, the overnight waffles are still the favourite in this house but these come in a very close second.

Now I know some of you are going to read the recipe, see you have to whisk the egg whites and move right along. I know this because I was one of you. The reason ricotta pancakes never get a work out in this house is for that very reason, having to separate the eggs and whisk the whites. But here’s the thing, it takes about three minutes. Three. So just do it ok? Ok.

Buttermilk cinnamon waffles with maple syrup and strawberries
Buttermilk cinnamon waffles with maple syrup and strawberries

Cinnamon buttermilk waffles
 
Not only do they taste great you house will smell of cinnamon, so winning all round really.
Author:
Serves: 8 waffles
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1¾ cups buttermilk*
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
* If you don't have buttermilk use 1½ cups of yoghurt mixed with ¼ cup milk or 1½ cups sour cream
Instructions
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients
  2. In a bowl whisk the eggwhites until soft peaks. So you're not trying to make meringue, but you want it to stay in the bowl if you tip it upside down
  3. Mix everything together except the eggwhites
  4. Gently fold in ⅓ of the whites until well incorporated and then the rest.
  5. Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.

 

Overnight raised waffles

The best waffle recipe there is. Fact.

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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.

Get in my belly.
Get in my belly.

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.

Pressshous
Pressshous

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.

Overnight raised waffles
 
The best waffle recipe around
Author:
Serves: 8 waffles
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
The night before
  1. Combine the water, yeast, milk, butter, salt and sugar in a bowl
  2. 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)
  3. Cover and leave on the bench overnight
In the morning
  1. Lightly beat the eggs then whisk into the mixture along with the baking soda
  2. Cook according to your machine.

 

Onward!

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