Pain d'epice waffles

Breakfast hit: Spice up your morning meal with these delicious waffles.
Breakfast hit: Spice up your morning meal with these delicious waffles. Photo: Marcel Aucar
Difficulty
Easy

These fragrant, spicy waffles are one of my better breakfast experiments, but you do need a waffle iron.

Ingredients

1½ cups milk

100g honey

60g butter, melted

130g plain flour

100g rye flour

50g sugar

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon, ground

1 tsp nutmeg, ground

¼ tsp cloves, ground

½ tsp anise, ground

¼ tsp coriander, ground

2 tbsp candied peel

2 eggs, separated

walnuts, maple syrup and creme fraiche to serve 

Method

Put milk, honey and 40 grams of melted butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil then remove from heat.

Sieve all dry ingredients except the candied peel into a bowl. Pour the milk and honey mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the candied peel and egg yolks and whisk together gently until smooth.

Heat waffle iron.

Whisk egg whites to a soft peak and fold through waffle mix gently. Brush the hot waffle iron with some of the remaining butter. Spoon in some mixture and cook according to waffle iron instructions.

Serve with walnuts, maple syrup and creme fraiche.