For my birthday I got some Lakeland vouchers, so yesterday we set off to Bromley to see what was on offer. We came back with a new 23cm French skillet to replace our old one which is having trouble staying attached to its handle. On a less practical note we also got a waffle maker — so no prizes for guessing what we’re having for breakfast: waffles, bacon & maple syrup!
We’re starting off simple and just following the basic waffle recipe in the manual (Cuisinart WAF1U p16):
- 300f plain flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder (*)
- 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 380ml skimmed milk
- 90ml vegetable oil
- 2 eggs (recipe says large, we only had 1 large & 1 medium)
(*) having re-read the recipe it actually says 1 tbsp baking powder… which seems like a huge amount!
Anyway… eggs, milk & oil get whisked together in a medium bowl, the dry ingredients get whisked together in a large bowl, then the wet gets added to the dry and mixed until just combined and still lumpy., and then sits while the waffle maker heats up.
The bacon is the streaky type, for authentic american waffles. It goes in a cold non-stick frying pan, and then a low heat is turned on. We do this so the fat renders out as the pan heats up, rather than putting in a hot pan and the fat staying in the bacon.