Simple homemade waffles

Homemade waffles

I have never really been a waffle or pancake person but since marrying and moving abroad, I discovered that you can eat other things apart from noodles, bread and rice for breakfast. The very simple yet delicious waffle is a good example – you can eat it plain or drizzle it with honey/chocolate or spread butter and jam over it…whatever tickles your fancy. Nil likes it with chocolate, Eva is just fine with a light spreading of butter and me? I like it with some jam, please. Like pancakes, waffles start off with a pretty generic base, making it an awesome crowd pleaser.

Since bonus came in just around Christmas, I decided to invest some money in a waffle maker instead of spending nearly SGD2 per waffle each time any of us wanted one. I figured that being able to make them as and when I like as well as store some was enough reason to get a maker. I opted for the Kenwood SM360 sandwich maker which came with three interchangeable plates – one for sandwich, one for grilling and one for waffles. The instructions were very simple and there weren’t any recipes so I had to rely on my cookbooks. I found one (despite googling and going through all those posts on iphone 4 and what-not – don’t ask la), tweaked it a little and got start cooking up some waffles.

Along the way, I discovered that the temptation to peek while the waffle is cooking is terribly high and each waffle takes up at least 1/2 cup of batter. Taste-wise, Nil swears that it’s delicious. Well, the fact that he finished one despite not wanting one at first should be testament that there is always room for a waffle. LOL.

Simple homemade waffles

1 large egg
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tbsp demerara sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Method

  1. Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Add in the other ingredients and mix well – do not overbeat.
  3. When ready, spoon in the appropriate amount of batter in the maker and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Serve fresh with fruit or butter, jam, honey, chocolate syrup, etc.

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