I must admit, this plate of food looked so gorgeous it was hard to run a knife through it. When I’d think of waffles I always picture them with loads of fruits and syrup dripping down the edges. But this time around I wanted to make some savoury ones. I didn’t do much except for add grated cheese in the batter along with some paprika and thyme. It tasted great but I should have made smaller ones so it’d crisp up better. Anyway, I topped each of them with a fried and a side of cherry tomatoes.
7 mins approx (or till your waffle maker’s light turns green)
Flour – 1 cup
Egg – 1 separated
Milk – 1/2 cup
Dried herbs like thyme, basil or rosemary – 1 tbsp crushed
Paprika – 1/2 tsp
Grated cheese – 1/2 cup
Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Olive oil – 1/4 cup
Heat the waffle iron while you get on with the batter.
Mix the egg yolk, milk, cheese and olive oil together.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, herbs and paprika together.
Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold.
Whisk the egg white till it has soft peaks and fold it gently into the batter.
Don’t over mix. You need a lumpy batter for this one.
Brush the hot waffle maker with some melted butter.
Pour 1/3 cup of the batter in the waffle maker. Don’t fill it too much or you’ll end up with soggy and dense waffles.
Once brown and done, remove and serve with a fried egg on top.