I’m such a sucker for waffles you have no idea. But I don’t have a waffle iron. And I don’t really want one! My kitchen is full enough as it is to have too many individual gadgets for specific foods. Although I miss waffles, so when I heard of this recipe from my sister, I couldn’t believe my luck! A grill pan is a pretty awesome and versatile pan. Close to a BBQ if you’ve not got one of those. We heard that Jamie Oliver had an awesome grill pan waffle recipe, but when you search for it and click the many links back to it – Jamie’s site tells you it’s gone! It’s really weird. We wound up writing the recipe down from his TV show. After a few modifications – this is perfection. The crispy waffle lines are to die for. Why not make 2013 the year of the waffle?
- 2 eggs
- 300ml (1 1/4 c) milk
- 100g (3.5 oz) butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 225g (1 3/4 c) self-raising flour
- (or 220g plain flour plus another 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder)
- 1/4 tsp salt
In a medium bowl whisk the eggs and the milk together. In another bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder and salt to combine. Whisk the dry into the wet gradually so as not to get lumps. Then dribble in the butter in stages and stir. Rest for 20 mins if you can, but I usually pour the batter through a sieve a few times to remove the bubbles.
Get your griddle pan quite hot and melt over a large knob of butter. Pour in some of the batter across the ridges in a line – it will spread down the lines. Then turn the heat down to medium and cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip it over (this can be tricky with the grill lines) and then cook the other side for about 8 mins.
We like ours with maple syrup, fresh whipped cream and berries. But go wild!
Song for this recipe:
Deer Tick is an American alt-country band from Providence, Rhode Island led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley. Deer Tick’s music is kind of a combination of folk, blues, and country. Nice and Southern sounding, perfect for a waffle and grits Sunday breakfast on the porch.
Happy birthday Mum! I’ll make you some waffles for breakkie ♥