Butcher, Baker, Waffle Stick Maker.
My sister bought me a waffle stick maker for Christmas and these may be my new favourite thing.
You could have them with coffee and maple syrup. Like an adult.
But let's face it. If I can get away with eating chocolate for breakfast, I'm going to do it.
A little fresh clementine zest is good too.
Recipe adapted from here. The below recipe yields a huge amount.
Makes 30 (ish) waffle sticks
250g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
1tbsp caster sugar
Small pinch of salt
400ml milk (semi-skimmed - I haven't tried with almond/hazelnut/soy/rice milks yet)
20ml rapeseed oil
250ml double cream
200gr milk chocolate, chopped
1, Preheat your waffle stick maker as per the manufacturers instructions. I brushed mine lightly with a little rapeseed oil on a pastry brush first.
2, Make the waffle batter first by whisking the dry ingredients together so they are through mixed.
3, In a separate bowl, beat the milk, eggs and oil together.
4, Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly beat in the wet. Whisk together until you have a smooth batter.
5, Fill the waffle maker with batter and clamp down the lid. Each batch takes around 3-5 minutes. I flipped over some of the ones at either end of the waffle maker as they didn't seem to cook as well as the ones in the centre.
6, Keep them warm in a low oven until you're ready to serve.
7, Whilst the last couple of batches of waffles are cooking, make the sauce by bringing the cream to a light boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. You can add in flavourings like lemon/orange zest at this point.
8, Serve waffles with the warm sauce.