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What could be nicer than home made waffles for breakfast? With a waffle maker, you can create different flavours of waffles quickly.
Who doesn’t love waffles? There is something decadent about having a pile of waffles for breakfast or a tea time treat. A plate of waffles always reminds me of a trip I took to America on a childhood holiday. We would get our breakfast in motels or coffee shops and the menu was a wonder. The choice was vast, waffles, pancakes, eggs made lots of different ways. As children, we took great delight in trying different items from the menu. Waffles were one of our favourites. They came on a plate with a jug of syrup to pour over them making a lovely breakfast treat.
Recently the UK seems to have been delighting in the trend for waffles and other sweet desserts. Chains of dessert shops have been appearing in town centres. As well as ice cream sundaes they serve waffles and pancakes. When I took my son to Kaspas Desserts in Newcastle he took great delight in the pile of waffles he chose. Until now I have not been able to make waffles at home but I was recently sent a VonShef Belgian Waffle Maker to try out. As a result my family have been trying out different waffle flavours for breakfast.
Making Raspberry Waffles With a Waffle Maker
Waffles affles are really easy to make. The VonShef waffle maker is a dream to use. Make ake up the waffle batter whilst it heats up. When the light shows it is hot enough pour the batter into the waffle maker. Then close the lid and five minutes later the waffles are ready. Just remove them from the waffle maker with a spatula. The waffles are lovely and thick with a crisp outside and fluffy inside. It makes four waffles at once which is perfect when you have a hungry family. After eating the waffles it was easy to clean the waffle maker. I gave it a wipe with a wet cloth and it was clean. You just need to be careful not to put too much batter into the waffle maker or it runs out the sides. After a couple of tries, I got the hang of it.
If you are a regular reader of my blog it will be no surprise that I chose to make raspberry waffles. I had a bumper crop of raspberries last year. Just when I thought they were all gone I found three more bags of frozen raspberries in my freezer. I thought these would make a great addition to the waffle batter and throw some frozen ones in. It was a good decision cooking them from frozen as they did not become mushy in the batter. The waffles had a lovely taste of raspberry when ready which was delicious.
Waffle batter is similar to pancake batter. Whisk the flour, milk and eggs with some sugar, baking powder, vegetable oil and vanilla essence until smooth. This can be done while the waffle maker is heating up. Add some frozen raspberries into the mixture and just pour onto the waffle maker. I found it easier to pour the batter into a jug for this step. It makes it easier to pour it evenly. Five minutes later your waffles will be ready to eat.
Raspberry Waffle Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 250 g plain flour
- 415 ml milk
- 120 ml vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ½ salt
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 3 tsp frozen raspberries chopped into pieces
- Preheat the waffle maker
- In a large bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients until a smooth batter is formed
- Add the raspberries.
- Using a pastry brush brush a thin layer of oil onto the waffle maker
- Pour the batter onto the waffle maker slowly and then close it and cook for five minutes until golden
- There is enough batter to make two batches of waffles
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If you also trying to use up frozen raspberries you may want to try some of my other recipes. Chicken and raspberry salad makes a delicious lunch whilst for a teatime treat raspberry and almond cake will disappear fast. Do you have any favourite raspberry recipes of your own? Let me know below.
I was sent the VonShef waffle maker to try out and use to make a waffle recipe. I was not obliged to say anything nice and my opinions are my own.