We recently spent a lovely few days visiting our friends in their gorgeous rural home in Monmouthshire. While they were at work, Pete and I took over their large kitchen (with beautiful views of the countryside) and cooked up a storm. Having packed our new Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Smart Waffle maker, on our first full day in the kitchen we went waffling mad, making rich, decadent double chocolate waffles for breakfast followed by smoky paprika and cheesy potato ones for lunch, both big successes and utterly delicious.
We thought (briefly) about having a non-waffle breakfast the next morning and got as far as discussing toast, bacon and eggs. But the thought of hot buttered toast with Marmite, a breakfast staple in both houses, lead me to suggest Marmite Waffles instead and the very enthusiastic response to the idea meant there was no going back!
We adapted the Classic Waffle recipe from the Smart Waffle maker guide book, reducing the sugar and adding Marmite, and to our delight, the waffles came out beautifully. Just the right amount of Marmite flavour, not so subtle that you struggle to taste it but not overwhelmingly strong either.
These are light waffles perfect to serve straight out of the waffle maker with soft boiled eggs and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
As Pete discovered, on nibbling a leftover waffle that afternoon, these are also great cold as a savoury snack.
Makes 5 waffles in the Smart Waffle maker
- 80 g unsalted butter , melted
- 300 ml milk , warmed to tepid
- 2 tbsp Marmite , or your preferred brand of yeast extract (level tablespoons, or very heaped teaspoons)
- 2 large eggs
- 200 g plain flour
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder (generously heaped)
Preheat your waffle maker. We used the Smart Waffle’s Classic setting, and set the Lightness-Darkness dial to two lighter than the middle notch.
Whisk butter, milk, Marmite and eggs together.
Place dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Add wet ingredients to dry ones and whisk to form a runny batter.
Pour batter into waffle maker; don’t overfill.
Cook for about 3 minutes, or until nicely browned and crisp on the surface.
Remove and serve hot.
To read more about the Smart Waffle from Sage by Heston Blumenthal, check out this post where I share a recipe for very indulgent and delicious Double Chocolate Brownie-Style Belgian Waffles.
Here are a few more waffle ideas featuring well-known food brands:
- Crispy Potato & SPAM Waffles on Fuss Free Flavours
- Stuffing Waffles (using Stove Top stuffing mix) on Sugar, Spice & Family Life
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