Ever since I can remember I have this thing for waffles. Whenever I see them or rather, smell them, they call out my name and I just have to have one… Sometimes that is good, other times it is slightly disappointing. I’m sure we’ve all had those moments where you bite into a waffle and the crunch you’re expecting is just not there… I even once tried one of those prepackaged waffles they sell at the gasstation. Man, that was a serious mistake. Yuck in tenfold…
But then there are all the good ones. Where you have this crispy outer layer and that soft middle, usually topped with something yummy like icecream or fruits and whipped cream… Heaven…
Why I have not gotten a waffle iron before is a big mystery to me really. Or maybe it was more of a self preservation thing and now that I have one I’m in big trouble. Big waffle trouble that is… Because this is just my very first try and I’m already addicted. They were sooooo good!
My shiny new waffle iron is a bit big as the one you see up here is cut into three… And fills a plate. Since we have too many machines in the kitchen already it made sense to buy plates with our already owned grill. Works perfectly but the grill is an extra large one and so they waffles are too. So you see that I cannot really help it… 🙂
This particular recipe comes from Donna Hay. I had to start my own waffle making with a trusted source so in comes Donna. I did see one other on her site that I will have to make, but more on that later. O and chicken and waffles is high on the list too.. And I’ve already thought of some savoury waffles as well to counterbalance the sweet… O waffle heaven! But now first go and try this one!
Burned butter waffles with burned maple butter
- 100 gr burned butter
- 130 gr flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 60 gr icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 190 ml buttermilk
For the maple butter:
- 150 gr butter, unsalted
- 80 ml maple syrup
- Start by making the maple butter. Melt the butter in a small pan, bring to the boil and leave to simmer for about 5 minutes or until the butter starts to caramelise.
- As soon as the butter is brown add the maple syrup to it. Leave to simmer for a bit until thickened slightly. Transfer to a cool bowl and leave to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes while you prepare the rest. Take out once set and whisk till it is creamy. Set aside
- Make the batter for the waffles by also browning the butter. Set this aside while you mix the flour, baking powder, icing sugar and the egg. Add the buttermilk and stir until smooth. Add the butter last and whisk until smooth.
- Bake the waffles in your waffle iron. Depending on what kind you have it will take shorter or longer so follow the instruction of your waffle machine.
- Serve the waffles with the maple butter and add some syrup and icing sugar if you want.