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