Blueberry Waffles

It's been a while since I posted a new recipe. Various other things have been going on in my life recently, including eating out a lot more than normal. Don't worry, I'll start recipe posting again sooner or later. In the meantime you'll have to make do with the following post.

When my parents get a list of things I want for my birthday I normally end up with something I like, but from the more practical end of the scale than fun. This year however I got a shock, when to my delight I was given a waffle iron. Not just any waffle iron: a beautiful Cuisinart one.

A few years ago I tried buying a waffle iron. To my horror I found that there were none available on the UK domestic market. I investigated whether or not to import one from the states and get a power convertor, but in the end gave up.

Upon receiving this I started trying recipes from books and the web. The 3 I tried from Vegan Brunch all (in my opinion) sucked.

I'm aware that yeast risen ones are probably nicer, but haven't tried any yet. What I did try however was my standard cake recipe, which gave the best results by far. Thus I made a few minor modifications and blogging tonight's rather tasty attempt at blueberry waffles.

I think there's probably some refining left to do, but I could quite happily eat one of these again.

Ingredients:
  • 150g Castor Sugar
  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 150ml Water
  • 75ml Sunflower Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essense
  • 50g Blueberries
Heat the iron on setting 3 (of 6). Mix the dry ingredients together then add the wet. Mix thoroughly, then stir in the fruit (I used small frozen berries). Grease the iron and spread the mixture onto it (you should have a small amount left over).

Cook for around 8 minutes, resisting the urge to peek (which will cause them to split). When done the amount of steam produced should have visibly reduced. Carefully extract from the iron and serve with vanilla icecream. Makes 4 waffles (each of which serves 2 people, or one hungry person).

8 comments:

  1. Jimi Conqueror said...:

    Wow that waffle iron looks fantastic. I bought a cheap one from Lidl last year for £15 and have never had any luck with it. Stuff just seems to stick and it all ends with lots of mess and swearing! Hmm, maybe I need to upgrade my equipment. Have had more luck making doughnuts with a Homer Simpson doughnut maker!

  1. we just got a waffle iron too!! It's funny that you've been disappointed with the waffle recipes out there because I feel the exact SAME WAY!! They all taste like cheap ice cream cones. :)

  1. Little Hands said...:

    Love the heart shaped spoon!

  1. Lex Rigby said...:

    That looks AMAZING. We tried the recipe in Vegan Yum Yum for blueberry waffles with a pretty crappy iron from Lidl. The waffles were delicious but not thick enough. Your waffle iron looks far superior.

  1. Steven said...:

    Jimi: I didn't know lidl were selling one. I have a cheapo mini donut maker too (though not simposns branded). It's got novelty factor but probably wasn't worth the money!

    Woobie: I'm not sure how I'd describe the waffles from the book. They did physically work, but aren't in any way compareable belgian waffles. I figured they were more the eaten with bacon type.

    Siobhan: The spoons are Alessi (Miriam Mirri) and really good for digging around in sundaes with!

    Lex: I've yet to try the VYY recipe, but I really should! Thanks for reminding me about it

  1. Kraeutertopf said...:

    Your waffle looks fantastic and the waffle iron too.
    I am so much in love with the kitchen aid iron - do you know it! It´s fantastic. I am sure I will buy it one day..
    It´s a pleasure to read your recipes!
    Greetings from Austria!

  1. Steven said...:

    Thank you :)

  1. Wow, that is a hardcore waffle iron! Good job parents!

    Happy belated birthday!!!

    PS i need to post more recipes soon- just don't cook as much when the weather 's so hot. And, of course, we're not used to it being like this in the UK :)

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