Back in February I was given the best birthday present EVER! A Waffle Maker, and boy has it been used over the last 9 months! With such a wide variety of waffle batters to choose from, and then toppings, no serving has to be the same, and I love it! Waffles have quickly become my favourite weekend breakfast, and if I’m totally honest, if I could eat them every day, I definitely would!We have tried a number of different variations, but my all time favourite has to be these Raspberry and White Chocolate Waffles. The batter contains buttermilk which just adds a little extra something compared to the normal batter mix. The waffles themselves are crisp on the outside and light as air on the inside. I promise you, if you make these they will quickly become your new favorite way to spend Sunday mornings!Ingredients:
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 45ml vegetable oil
- 195ml milk
For the Buttermilk Waffles, I halved the milk and topped up with the buttermilk. If you don’t have buttermilk to hand, simply add lemon juice to milk and stir together. A full recipe for Homemade Buttermilk can be found here.
The method is simple – simply mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until you have a nice smooth batter. Just remember to avoid over mixing as this can result in tough, dense-textured baked goods. This applies to almost all bakes, from cookies to cakes to muffins to breads. And waffles are no different. The solution is gentle patience which can be difficult when all you want to do is eat the damn things! I would definitely recommend if using an electric mixer, to put it on a slow setting, perhaps a 4, with the whisk attachment. I promise it will be worth the wait ..
My Waffle Maker makes 4 perfect sized waffles, and I find that an 80ml scoop gives it a good spread and an even better thickness. The batter will make approximately 16 waffles depending on the thickness of the batter.
For the white chocolate sauce, simply melt the chocolate in either the microwave or over a heated bowl of water and then drizzle over your pancakes. If like me you have a sweet tooth, you’ll find the drizzling can be hard to stop once you’ve started!
Homemade waffles are such a comforting treat to make in the mornings and this from-scratch recipe will take you only a few minutes longer than if you were to use a packet mix. And they taste worlds better too!
These little beauties can be frozen as well which is perfect for those weekends you fancy a little treat, but can’t be bothered to wait for them to cook! Simple take out the freezer and pop into your toaster on a low setting for about 2-3 minutes. I find it gives them an added crunch, but they taste just as good as the fresh ones!
Buttermilk waffles. A huge stack of them, covered with lots of fresh strawberries, raspberries or bananas, and a cascade of pure maple syrup. Paired with a steamy cup English Breakfast tea! Yup, that’s my definition of a perfect Sunday morning.
What do you think to Waffles? Or are you a Pancake fan?
Will you be trying these this Sunday morning?