it’s sunday, let’s talk brunch! this week i made you choc chip waffles with banana & caramel sauce.
the waffles are crisp with pockets of chocolatey goodness, and the banana and caramel sauce are simple but the perfect accompaniments to this brunch. you could add any fruit you like, but i really love the classic flavour combo with banana.
these would also be great with a scoop of ice cream, pimp it up your way!
you know i am a fan of easy quick to make brunch and these are no exception. you can make these in about 30 minutes, including the caramel sauce.
making caramel sauce is really simple, i used to be intimidated by it but it is a very straight forward easy process. you simple melt the sugar then watch it and once it’s a deep amber add the butter, this will stop the sugar cooking and it will bubble to take care. once the butter is incorporated slowly pour in the cream, again it will bubble so whisk constantly and once it’s incorporated your done!
look at that caramel river of goodness ^^ how good is caramel sauce?
is this the perfect start to your sunday? what plans do you have today? i will be doing to recipe testing with some new interesting ingredients that i picked up yesterday at regional flavours. it was so great to get out there yesterday and meet so many of the local producers as well as seeing cooking demonstrations from gary meighan, darren purchese, poh ling yeow amoung many others.
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choc chip waffles with banana & caramel sauce
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 115 grams butter, melted
- 200 grams choc chips
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 45 grams butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup cream
turn your waffle maker on so it can heat up while you make the waffle batter.
place the flour, sugar, baking powder,baking soda and salt into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
in a separate bowl mix together the milk, yogurt, egg and vanilla essence. then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until combined and smooth.
add the melted butter and whisk until fully incorporated, then fold in the choc chips.
spoon the batter into your waffle maker and cook until golden. repeat until all batter has been used.
serve the waffles with sliced banana and caramel sauce and enjoy!
place the sugar and water in a saucepan, place over medium heat swirling occasionally until the sugar has melted.
allow the mixture to boil until a dark amber is achieved, then add the cubed butter and whisk constantly. the mixture will bubble up continue whisking until he bubbles die down.
remove from the heat and add the cream, whisk constantly until the cream is fully incorporated and smooth. this sauce will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge.