I just love waffles, I don’t get around to making them very often, so when I do its such a treat, I used the Belgian waffle recipe from the book “bake to impress” by Christian humbs. they where so good. the book is full of sweet recipes for all different skill levels, I think this was probably the easiest recipe in the book, I saw the waffles and thought they looked great and I wanted and fuss free, the author Christian humbs won German patissier of the year and is a judge on german bake off so there are a lot of more complicated recipes for the confident baker, but I just fancied something quick and fuss free. I was not let down as they where really good. things like fresh yeast or pearl sugar may be hard to find so I just used dried fast action yeast. I decided to have them with some honey and thyme roasted fruit like blackberries, grapes, blueberries, currents and peaches and some yogurt swirled with rose jam from blossom age. I am so in love with all the seasonal fruit at the moment the blueberries where from my garden and the blackberries where from my grandmas garden.
to roast the fruit I put it in a baking dish and drizzled over honey and thyme leaves and baked it at 180c for 15 minutes. I just used a selection of berries some black grapes and a peach.
for the waffles
- 150g unsalted butter
- 90ml milk
- 20g fresh yeast (I just used 7g dried)
- 200g plain flour
- 100g rye flour
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp. vanilla powder
- 125g pearl sugar
- melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, heat the milk in another saucepan with 90ml of water until lukewarm and add the yeast.
- in a large bowl mix together the flours.
- in another bowl beat together the eggs until frothy, then stir in the milk mixure, then flour and butter and stir until combined finally add the pearl sugar, if you cant find any pearl sugar just add 100g of caster sugar and mix with the flours.
- next heat the waffle maker and spoon in 2-3 tbsp. of the batter for each waffle and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until golden, I used my sage smart waffle maker and set it to Belgian waffle setting. to serve spoon on some greek yogurt mixed with the rose jam or honey and spoon on some roasted fruit
I added some chopped hazelnuts into the batter too to add some crunch because I could not find my bag of pearl sugar.
my apron was from thread and whisk