Saturday 2 August 2014

Griddle-pan waffles

Hearty brekkie cooked by my girl ... yummy!
My girl (15 years old) was in a very good mood (心情好) over the long weekends holiday. She asked if she could make breakfast for the family. Why not ? ... Mom could relax ♡
Mom : sure, what's the occasion?
Girl: it's holiday, no school ... feel like cooking something.
Mom: ok, what are the ingredients ... must check if we have ready ingredients in kitchen cabinet or fridge.
Girl: it's Jamie Oliver's recipe ... Griddle-pan waffles ... need eggs, butter, milk, self-raising flour ... looks easy.
Mom: Wah say! (gosh!) ... your mom has yet to make any recipe from this famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver ... wow ! You wanna cook like a star already !
Girl: hee hee ! His waffles look good ...
Mom: can use the grill pan ...just that it's smaller in size ... and please halve the recipe quantity.
Girl: but serves 4 - 6 just nice for 4 of us !
Mom: trust me ! Their serving is rather big portion, halved it will be just nice for 4 of us. 

So, for this month's Little Thumbs Up event, here's my family participating in cooking ... with my girl who 'cooks like a star' as Chef and mom being the Asst Chef ... whipping up a hearty breakfast meal for the family!

Recipe adapted from Jamieoliver griddle-pan waffles
Griddle-pan waffles (serves 4 - 6)
2 free-range eggs
300 ml milk
225 g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
100 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus about 1 tsp extra

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the milk and whisk to combine.
Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt then whisk until fully combined. Add the cooled melted butter and gradually stir it through the mixture. It's important not to stir the mixture any more after this or your waffles may be tough.
 Chef in action !
Place your griddle pan over a high heat, add the extra teaspoon of butter and as soon as it's melted pour in the waffle batter and spread it around to fill the pan. You could also make smaller waffles, if you prefer – you'll need to do 2 at a time.
My girl was shouting : yeah it's rising !
Lower the heat to medium-low and cook the waffles for around 6 minutes, or until lightly golden on the bottom.

Flip over and continue to cook for around 6 minutes, until golden and cooked through. (It can be tricky to flip a whole waffle, but be bold and go for it – if it breaks, don't worry, you can rock the rustic look.)
Hee hee ! My girl was too 'freak out' to flip the waffle ... so Asst Chef had to 'come to her rescue' .... ha ha! ... My girl wanted to see how her mom performs the flipping ...Well .. I just used a wooden spatula and tipped and flipped the waffle over ! Ha ha! She thought I would have tossed the waffle up and flipped it ! Sorry to disappoint her ... but I'm not Mr Jamie Oliver ... I don't wish to drop both the waffle and pan on the floor ^-^.

Give the waffle an extra couple of minutes on each side to crisp up, then serve them with your toppings.

Topping:  bacon, egg and maple syrup, or serve them with berries and yoghurt, or whatever you like.

Girl: opps ... the sunny side up broke a little in the pan ...
Mom: make this well done ... I want fully cooked egg ... ^-^! TQ!

Okay! breakfast is ready !!!

Well, my girl was quite worried initially that it might turned out like soft pancake texture instead of crispy waffles. After her 1st bite ... she said it tasted like waffles ! ... crisp texture, nice!

I had 2 different flavours : savoury and sweet fruity waffles. Indeed, we really enjoyed to our fullest ! A hearty brekkie prepared with love by my girl ...♡ thanks ♡... {burp ! burp!, excuse me ^-^...}

My 1st serving: topped with maple
syrup,  crispy bacon & egg.
My 2nd serving: topped with
some dark sweet cherries
& yoghurt

I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event and the theme for August 2014 is Flour


Hosted by Diana of  Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. Oh good morning to you and arent you are one lucky mother in the world? Having a loving daughter to cook a love breakfast for the family. Delicious.....

    1. Hee hee! Thanks Mel. Feeling blessed even my big kids cook occasionally when they feel like it ^-^!

  2. Your daughter is so lovely! So fast you are up with your LTU post! Haha!

    1. Thanks Jozelyn, feeling blessed and glad she wanted to cook for the family ^-^

  3. I love cooking with my mum (she hates it though, says I get in the way haha) :) Sounds like heaps of fun! I've always wanted to make waffles but I don't have a waffle maker.....this sounds like the perfect solution! Yours turned out great!

    1. Oh ya we too don't have a waffle maker ... this recipe really solve the problem as the waffles turned out just as great ^-^ Try this recipe together with your mom .... have fun !

  4. Wah...lucky you, Karen! I love waffles and I should try this recipe. I think I'll have mine with ice-cream. hee..hee...

    1. Thanks Phong Hong, yeah any toppings ... whatever we like !

  5. when will my daughter be old enough to make me breakfast I wonder? Love it, Karen!!! This is so so so sweet!!!

    1. Thanks Diana. Well, 'time flies' ... i remembered my girl was aged 4, she made me jam & peanut butter sandwiches. 1st breakfast .... so sweet!

  6. Hi Karen,

    You must be like phew... at least the subsequent waffles survive :p If not, your happy girl will become angry girl :p

    These crispy waffles sounds really yummy!!!


  7. Such a lovely daughter you have! (^_^)
    The waffles looks great!

  8. Such a mouth-watering breakfast! Your daughter has done a superb job! Yum, yum!

  9. It is always nice to have kids cooking for us. Bless isn't it?

  10. Hi Karen,
    Sorry for my late visit :p
    Ohhh! Your girl is so sweet,
    It must be a heart warming breakfast :D

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