Serve up a treat for breakfast time (or dessert) with easy homemade Belgian waffles. Top with whatever you fancy, fruit, ice cream, and bacon are all classics.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
60g unsalted butter, melted
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
240g plain flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
oil, for greasing
Serving suggestions: Berries, Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, streaky bacon and maple syrup, ice cream and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and banana
- Whisk the buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.
- Separate the egg and whisk the yolk into the buttermilk mixture.
- Whisk the egg white in a clean bowl until it forms stiff peaks – this will keep your waffles light and fluffy.
- Weigh all the other dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Whisk in the wet ingredients to create a smooth batter then carefully but decisively fold through the egg white – don’t worry if you are left with a few small lumps.
- Cover with cling film and leave the batter to sit for 30 mins, if you have time.
- Lightly oil then heat your waffle maker (or see the tip below). Heat the oven to low, so you can keep each waffle warm while the next one cooks.
- Pour enough batter for one waffle (about a quarter) into the waffle maker, close the lid and cook until the waffle is golden brown on both sides and will come away from the maker easily, about 2 mins.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, then top with whatever you fancy.
Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com