On Valentine’s Day, I’m Making WAFFLES

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Valentine’s Day is all about love. Whether you love cooking, eating, breakfast in bed, or just plain breakfast. Here’s a Valentine’s Day recipe for all the lovers out there.

Waffles are super easy to make, and ridiculously delicious. My take on a plain waffle has sour cream in it, giving it a fluffy but rich taste. The best thing about these waffles is that you can literally top them with anything. Sweet, savoury, sweet and savoury, (candied bacon anyone?) the choice is yours. I’m personally a fan of fresh, seasonal fruit and some chocolate sauce (Nutella if you’re feeling lazy), but I’ve decorated these with a mixture of dark chocolate and sprinkles (because, pretty!), and chocolate, rose and cream cheese for extra points in the romantic association department.

The dark chocolate waffles in this recipe are more of a dessert option (but who says you can’t eat dessert for breakfast—in bed—anyway?). It’s rich and sweet, and rises more than the plain batter, so don’t put too much in your waffle iron. These are pretty wicked, so no one’s judging if you go for the full feed and add a scoop or two of ice cream to complete the seductive (#foodporn) picture.

Foodie pointer—eat them hot! They’re still yummy when they’ve cooled down, but like any freshly-baked treat, they’re freaking awesome straight away.

 

Sour Cream Waffles

You will need a waffle iron.

Ingredients

2 1/4 Cups of Self Raising Flour

100g of Melted Butter

1 Cup of Milk

1 Tablespoon of Water

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

2 Eggs, Separated

1/4 Cup of Caster Sugar

 

Method

Place the egg whites in a medium bowl and mix with an electric beater until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar until combined.

In a separate, large bowl, place the flour and make a well in the centre. Add the melted butter, milk, water, sour cream and egg yolks, mixing with an electric mixer until combined.

Preheat the waffle iron.

Fold through the egg whites until just combined.

Use a soup ladle or something of similar size, and scoop 3/4s of a ladle onto the centre of the waffle iron, gently spreading slightly with a spatula.

Close and cook according to iron specifications.

Rinse and repeat (But don’t waste time rinsing yet, do that at the end, or better yet get your significant other/housemate to do the dishes. You did make them breakfast in bed after all!).

 

Chocolate Waffles

Ingredients

2 Cups of Self Raising Flour

1/3 Cup Cocoa

150g Melted Dark Chocolate

100g of Melted Butter

1 Cup of Milk

1 Tablespoon of Water

2 Eggs, Separated

1/4 Cup of Caster Sugar

 

Method

Follow the exact same recipe as above, just sift the cocoa in with the flour, and melt the butter and chocolate at the same time.

 

 

Megan Osborne

Megan Osborne is a freelance writer, but more importantly, a foodie. How can you not be living in a city like Melbourne? Every day holds an opportunity to find a new gem, and in between uploading photos of her cat on Instagram and generally making a mess in the kitchen, she’s on the lookout for the next tummy-satisfying diamond. Or goldmine—she’s not fussy.