We were recently taking a look around one of our favourite food websites, www.jamieoliver.com and came across a recipe that just got our mouths watering. While looking for some breakfast ideas for a Saturday morning, we came across Jamie’s griddle-pan waffles and as it is something we haven’t tried before we thought, let’s give this a go. We both enjoy tucking into waffles as a sweet treat when out for lunch, but it is a dish we have never tried making in the house. The challenge was set and we were looking forward to putting a twist on Jamie’s waffles. So let’s get started.
For the waffle mix:
- 1 large free range egg
- 150 ml milk
- 115 g self raising flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 50 g unsalted melted butter, melted and cooled
For the topping:
- 2 medium sized bananas
- Knob of butter
- 3 tbsp honey
- Icing sugar to dust
- Drizzle of maple syrup when serving
Serves 2 (if you are cooking for more than 2, adjust the measures accordingly).
1. Create your waffle mix:
The first thing you need to do is start on your waffle mix. Crack your egg into a large bowl and add your milk. Whisk this to combine and then add your self raising flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk this mix together until it is fully combined. To this mix you now add the melted butter (which should be cooled) and gradually stir through. Once the mix has been stirred through and combined, it is ready to use. Any further mixing will just make your final waffle a little tougher. You want, a light and fluffy mix as this will enhance the end taste of your waffle.
2. Start to cook your waffle:
If you have a waffle machine, you can use it, but we decided to use a griddle pan and the end result is just as good. Put your griddle pan on the heat and melt some butter on it. Once this butter is fully melted, it’s time to add the waffle mix. Pour the mix into the pan, spreading it around to fill the pan at all sides. Cook the waffle mix for 8 – 10 minutes on a medium heat on both sides. Be careful flipping the waffle but if it breaks, you can simply serve it up in different sizes. Alternatively you can divide the mix into two portions to cook. You will notice the mix rising as the waffle cooks. Ensure it has a golden finish on both sides.
3. Creating the caramelised bananas:
Put a small pan onto a medium heat and add a knob of butter and your honey. Stir this to combine and toss in the sliced bananas. Heat through and allow to caramelise. This should only take a few minutes. Now you are ready to assemble your dish.
4. Serve up the waffles:
Cut or tear the waffle into 4 and put onto your plate. Layer with the caramelised banana mix and dust with icing sugar. Drizzle with some maple syrup and enjoy.
This was our first time making waffles in our kitchen and we were really happy with the end result. They tasted great and were really easy to make on the griddle pan. This will certainly be a dish that we will be trying again and we will be trying different sweet and savoury options with it.