Weekend Breakfast

Friday again! Fridays are great, they symbolise the start of the weekend and are full of all the promise of relaxing, not rushing out of bed and free time.

One of the things I like to make time for over a weekend is cooking, I like to plan meals for the week ahead as well as cook meals that may be enjoyed together as a family. One of my favourite meals is always breakfast and so a Sunday treat is waffles.

Recipe:

100g butter melted

300 ml milk

2 eggs

225g self-raising flour

2 1/2 level tablespoons baking powder

Method:

I melt the t, then whiz together the milk and eggs. I add the milk and eggs to the flour and baking powder and whiz again until smooth, as I use a hand blender I don’t worry about sieving the flour or adding the milk a little at a time. But you could also make the batter in a more traditional way and add the milk and eggs a little at time into the centre of the sieved flour and baking powder and mix until smooth. Then add the melted butter and mix well. Do not stir the mixture any more and leave to stand for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a griddle pan on high heat with a little flavourless oil or butter, we also heat a waffle maker, you can use both or either!

Add the batter to the hot griddle pan

Add the batter to the hot griddle pan

Add  the batter to the waffle maker and griddle pan, lower the heat to the griddle pan to medium and cook for about 10 minutes, until golden on the bottom, flip over the best you can and cook for approx. 10 minutes on the other side. The waffle maker cooks the waffles on both sides and is quicker so keep an eye on them, they will take approx 4-6 minutes.

waffles cooked in the waffle maker

waffles cooked in the waffle maker

waffles cooked in the griddle pan

waffles cooked in the griddle pan

Once the waffles are cooked cut and serve while still hot, they are nice with chocolate spread, jam and mapple syrup. I like the idea of trying them with some crispy bacon and maple syrup, but haven’t yet!

Not particularly heathly, but a nice Sunday walk will ease the guilt!

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