I've used cup measurements to make these as quick and easy as possible to make. Many waffle recipes I've looked at involve separating the eggs and whisking the egg whites. Not something I have the time to inclination to do when making breakfast waffles! I reckon the addition of a touch of bicarb does the job to make these waffles light and fluffy.
- 1 cup SR flour
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- ¼ cup melted butter, cooled
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 4 dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced thickly
- 1 tsp butter
- 8 tbsp dulce de leche or caramel sauce
- ground cinnamon and cream to serve.
Heat the waffle maker to a medium setting; I used setting 4.
Put the dry ingredients into a bowl.
Mix the liquid ingredients together in a jug.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl and mix to combine.
Pour the batter back into the jug.
When the waffle maker is hot, pour around ¼ of the mixture into the centre.
Gently close the lid and cook until the machine bleeps (or until the waffles are golden brown).
Remove and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining waffles.
For the topping
Heat a large frying pan on a medium heat and grease with the butter. Gently cook the apple slices for about 4-5 minutes minutes on each side - until starting to soften but not breaking up.
Add the dulche de leche and stir gently to coat the apples and warm through - add a splash of water or cream, for a thinner sauce.
Top the warm waffles with the toffee apple mixture and serve with a dollop of cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon
Top tip: If you don't have a waffle maker (why not?!) then you could cook these in a heavy based, non-stick frying pan or griddle.
Topping ideas: Fruit compote and Greek yogurt; Nutella and chopped banana/strawberries; peach Melba (peach, raspberries and vanilla ice cream), fresh fruit salad and maple syrup...
I'd love to know your favourite waffle toppings, so please feel free to tweet me or leave me a comment below.