Strawberry and Elderflower Waffles
Oringinal Waffle recipe from Jamie O's Christmas Magazine
A few notes:
- If you're not in possession of bottles of last years elderflower cordial that need using asap (oops) and don't fancy buying any specially, just use a few teaspoons of caster sugar to mix with the strawberries and mix icing sugar into the mascarpone.
- Of course the strawbs don't have to come into it at all, if you fancy waffle straight up, head here for the original recipe.
- It is VERY IMPORTANT that you use a non-stick pan here. The sugary strawbs will NOT make it easy on you when it comes to flipping if your pan is not non-stick, however much butter you use to grease. Trust me.
You will need
A non-stick pan, about 18cm across, very well buttered
110g self raising flour
1 1/4 tsps baking powder
50g butter, melted
150g strawberries, quartered
2 tbsps elderflower cordial
serve with mascarpone spiked with a slash of elderflower corial
- First we need to make the waffle batter. Whisk together the egg and milk and then beat in the flour, baking powder and cooled melted butter; stopping stirring as soon as everything is combined.
- Set this aside to rest for half an hour.
- Meanwhile mix the strawberries with the cordial and let them sit too.
- When the half hour is up, pop the pan on a medium heat and get nice and hot.
- At the final moment, mix the strawberries into the batter with as few stirs as poss and pour into the hot pan.
- Cook for 5ish minutes on the first side until at least 50% of the batter is set and firm and you can have a peek and see that the underside is golden and lovely looking.
- Now for flipping. The easiest was to do it is to slide the half cooked waffle onto a plate, uncooked side remaining up. Then hover the pan, upside down, over the waffle and turn plate and pan over so the waffle has no choice but to plop into the plan, cooked side up.
- Cook for about another 5 minutes until all is firm and burnished.
- Noooow it's ready for you. Splodge on some sweetened mascarpone and a few extra strawbs and feel spontaneous.