Sweet Waffles with Berries, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Coulis… Perfect Treat for Valentines!
So, its nearly Valentines day again. I realise that this can be a sore subject, but honestly, its just another day! I’m not really one for all the Valentines hype as I find the day far too expensive and overpriced, so I usually just stay in with take-out and go out for dinner the day after and its half the price! However, I am all about Valentines food. It’s indulgent, its delicious, and its the perfect excuse for a bit of baking!
I wasn’t really sure what to do this year, but after Andrew James sent me a lovely new Waffle Maker to try out, I knew I couldn’t resist making this a Valentines recipe! Its the perfect amount for two (with a little spare if you’re not feeling as greedy as I) as it makes 4-6 waffles in the Waffle Maker I used!
The Jamie Oliver recipe I based this one is designed as a Breakfast Waffle recipe really, but I made mine a little sweeter for this purpose. They are perfect for Breakfast if you want to make the effort – I surprised my boyfriend with some the other day and he was very happy unsurprisingly! You can also make them for lunch, just leave out the sugar & vanilla and make them savoury! They’d be ideal with a bit of Bacon & Maple Syrup. (I might go make that after I have finished writing this… major craving.)
I was actually so satisfied with these pictures and how they came out. My new house isn’t the one for taking photos as it doesn’t have as big windows as my Parents house but I loved these. However, I wish there was smell-o-vision or taste-o-vision because these Photos don’t do this justice. They taste INCREDIBLE and oh my days! I only put two on each plate for the photo as it looked better and the plate was less ‘busy’. However, I did eat three waffles myself. So yay! ENJOY!
This recipe makes 4-6 Waffles!
– 175g Self Raising Flour
– 1tsp Baking Powder
– 1tbsp Caster Sugar
– 1 Large Egg
– 250ml Whole Milk
– 1tsp Vanilla Extract
– Melted Chocolate
– Fruit Coulis
1) Add the Flour, Baking Powder and Sugar together in a large bowl and whisk together briefly till evenly distributed.
2) Add in the egg, the Vanilla, and then start slowly pouring the milk in whilst whisking so there aren’t any lumps! I put my bowl on top of a tea-towel or antislip mat so that I can pour with one hand and whisk with the other!
3) Once the mixture is smooth, turn on your Waffle Maker and wait till its at full temperature. Ladle in the batter mixture (Not so much that it overflows! You’ll learn the perfect amount through time…) and cook following your machines instructions! I like mine browner compared to pale, but after a few minutes of cooking without lifting the lid, check to see how they’re doing and go from there!
4) Carefully take your waffles out of the machine, and serve how you like. I served mine with some Melted Chocolate, Clotted Cream Ice Cream, Strawberries, Raspberries, and some Raspberry Coulis! Enjoy!
Tips and Ideas
This delightful recipe was inspired by Jamie Oliver!
These are best served & eaten immediately – however I’m sure they would last for the day and you could reheat them later!
You can buy this amazing Waffle Maker from Andrew James – they have other styles available, but mine is the 4 Slice Waffle Maker with Adjustable Temperature! You can buy it through them, or on Amazon Here!
Find my other Breakfast & Valentines Recipes on my Recipes Page!
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