So my birthday is coming up in March and hubby decided that I love waffles so much he would get me a Belgian Waffle Iron! I didn’t actually think a home version existed, not one that could make waffles as good as you get even in a pack from the supermarket, but he found one! Designed in Australia no less and with “smart waffle technology” (lol but actually seriously, he watched all the engineers videos on YouTube!).
So although my birthday is over a month away I received the Smart Waffle Breville Waffle Maker in the post today! I know its Saturday, it technically arrived yesterday but I wasn’t home so I literally ran down to the post office this morning to pick it up!. Ok being 8 months pregnant I drove then I waddled…
Why did I get my present early? Well the $300 waffle iron is not my 30th birthday present, it’s going to be the perfect Paleo Waffles cooked for me on my birthday so we have to get trailing to perfect them by then!
This is the first trial.
What did we do, simply follow the recipe in the booklet that comes with the maker. Using Green Banana Flour and baking soda in place of self raising. Simple and the best place to start. I mean Breville didn’t spend months developing simple recipes for nothing, the recipe they give you is as important as the maker or it won’t produce the picture perfect waffle!
So with a quick Thermy lesson to start I then sat down with a cuppa while hubby made us waffles!
Stone Soups Adaptation of Breville’s Classic Waffles
125g butter (organic & grass fed)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 eggs (free range or organic)
¼ cup ‘sugar’ (we used coconut sugar, you can use maple or honey)
1 3/4 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 1/4 cups green banana flour or chestnut flour or for Grain Free buckwheat or quinoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
In your Thermomix:
Melt the butter and vanilla for 3 minutes at 50°C on speed 2. Add the sugar, eggs and milk and blend for 30 seconds on speed 5. Add the flour and baking soda and mix for 20 seconds on speed 5. Leave to rest for 5 minutes while your waffle iron warms up and it will thicken.
No Thermomix? Easy…
In a small pan melt the butter and vanilla on low heat stirring until just molten. Pour into a bowl with the sugar, milk and eggs. Whisk with beaters or by hand until smooth. Whisk in the flour and baking soda to combine. Leave to rest for 5 minutes while your waffle iron warms up and it will thicken.
Set to ‘Custom’ and 2 degrees darker to heat.
Use the cup measure that comes with your Breville Waffle Maker and spoon in a half cup per waffle mould. We actually used a little more, so that the ‘peaks’ were covered.
Close and leave to cook while you wait impatiently or make a cuppa tea.
Serve with Maple Syrup and extra butter, or with bacon and maple or with blueberries and maple and butter… or just as they are (slightly sweet, crunchy and delicious).
Makes 6 Paleo Waffles
This actually worked remarkable well. The waffles were not super light or super crisp but they were darn good. Next time I’ll adapt the ‘Belgian’ waffle recipe in which you simply beat the egg whites separately then fold through the same batter. I hope to get 8 waffles as the batter will be larger due to the fluffy egg whites.
I promise to keep you posted on our waffle journey.