Sunday, 14 July 2013

Waffles with Chocolate Sauce

I got a waffle iron for my birthday - actually a combined sandwich toaster, panini press and waffle maker from Robert Dyas, as I thought that would save on space. I finally got the time t try it out.

To make the waffle mixture, you need:
2 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 and 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp caster sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla flavouring

This makes quite a few so it might be a good idea to halve the mixture if you want to serve two.

Beat the eggs and the flour

Then beat in the other ingredients until you have a smooth batter

This is the waffle maker; you change the plates depending on what you are making (the picture on the box shows the panini press).

Fix in the waffle plates and spray with Fry Light.  Close and wait til the waffle maker gets hot - in this case a light comes on.

In the meantime I made a simple chocolate sauce from melted chocolate and double cream.

 The plates on the waffle maker are very shallow so even though I tried not to overfill it, I still found a lot of batter ran out over the sides, and the waffles that it made were pretty thin. I guess this is because it's a 3-in-one machine and I think in retrospect I'd rather have a proper, deeper waffle maker, but I don't really have enough storage space in my kitchen as I would still want a sandwich toaster as well.

Here are the waffles that I made

Serve with the chocolate sauce and whipped cream. They did taste really good.

The theme for this month's Breakfast Club challenge is continental, and according to this month's host Victoria from A Kick at the Pantry Door, that includes waffles. We had these waffles for dessert but you could easily serve them for breakfast with fresh fruit; you could make the batter the night before then it wouldn't take long to heat up the waffle maker in the morning. Cleaning it afterwards does take a little longer though!


  1. yum yum --i want one!

  2. Oh my, what are you doing to me Caroline!!!

  3. I was so hoping that someone would enter waffles into Breakfast Club! Thank you for making my dreams come true! :-) x


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