Sage Appliances recently sent me 'the smart waffle' waffle maker to try out...and I have to say I think I'm in love! I wasn't sure there was room in my my kitchen for another kitchen gadget but I've had to make room. It's amazing!
The kids and I made some classic waffles first, the recipe for which came in the instruction booklet and they were a great success. The kids loved watching the excess batter collect in the moat that runs all around the perimeter but I've now learnt the exact amount required to prevent such spillages - it's easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth if any does occur though. The smart waffle makes 2 waffles at a time and they take about 2-3 minutes to cook for a light brown colour but you can make them darker or lighter as required by turning a dial.
After mastering the basics I decided to try something a bit different in the form of these savoury cheese and ham stuffed waffles. I was worried the waffles might stick when I put the cheese and ham IN the waffles. Thankfully they came out just fine and made a yummy lunch with a fried egg.
CHEESE AND HAM STUFFED WAFFLES
Savoury waffles stuffed with ham and cheese
- 250g Plain Flour
- 1 TBSP Sugar
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 1 TSP Salt
- 115g Butter, melted
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- 425ml Full Fat Milk
- 8 Slices Gouda Cheese
- 8 Slices Ham
- Fried Egg and Rocket to serve
Step 1: Preheat the waffle maker according to instructions.Step 2: Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl then whisk in the melted butter, eggs and milk until you have a smooth batter.Step 3: Ladle a quarter of a cup of mixture into each waffle mould (the smart waffle makes 2 at a time), lay a slice of cheese and slice of ham on top then ladle over another quarter of a cup over each waffle mould and close the lid. Once waffles have cooked remove to a plate and repeat until all the batter has been used.Step 4: Serve with fried eggs and rocket.
Yield 8 waffles