I heart waffles. Sweet waffles, savoury waffles, I love them all. I was sent a Cuisinart Belgium Waffle Maker by the awesome peeps at Kitchenware Direct and best of all, I get to give one away to one lucky reader! Read on to find out how!
I couldn’t decide what to make first! Would I try chocolate waffles with perhaps a scoop of vanilla ice cream or good ol plain waffles with fried chicken and gravy? In the end the idea of super cheesy waffles won out and a quick search led me to this post where I tweaked the cheese ratio and simplified it ChocolateSuze style haha and it makes about 8 glorious waffles.
2 ¼ Cups Plain Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Baking Soda
½ Tsp Salt
1 ½ Cups Milk
3 Tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 ½ Cup shredded cheese (I used a 4 cheese blend)
¼ Cup shredded romano or parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
Preheat Cuisinart Belgium Waffle Maker. The 5 setting browning buttons control the degree of doneness- setting 3 is the best bet to get crisp edges but soft fluffy innards. In a large bowl whisk the 2 eggs, 1 ½ Cups milk and 3 Tbsp oil together until combined.
Add in everything else and stir to combine, making sure there are no flour patches in mixture.
Ladle mixture into the waffle maker, spread the mixture evenly and close the lid. It’ll take about 3-5 minutes to cook, the light will turn from red to green and the waffle maker will beep when they’re cooked.
This is totally normal btw! I was eyeing it nervously but it’s all good!
YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAY we haz waffles!!! The waffle machine is super easy to clean thanks to non stick plates which meant a quick wipe with a damp cloth and I was done.
Buuuut then I couldn’t help but think of the blog Waffleizer who asks the all important question of “Will it waffle?” and thought, hmm, let’s give bacon a go! I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out so only chucked on 3 bits of bacon, closed the lid and turned the dial to 5.
The fattier bits of the bacon worked out pretty awesome with perfect crispy bits but the meatier bacon didn’t really get the waffle effect I was hoping for. Also, it’s a bit of a pain to clean the oil outta the machine so I won’t be doing that again haha
But when you have bacon you gotta have eggs! I didn’t close the lid of the waffle maker instead letting it cook via the the residual heat.
One egg looked a little hard to get outta the waffle maker so I cracked in 2 eggs and hoped for the best. Surprisingly it was pretty easy to get it out with the help of 2 spatulas!
Teehee breakfast waffles!
Ahem I made peanut butter cookies the same day and was eying the waffle maker and thought heck why not… Waffling the cookie mixture seemed ok but was impossible to lift out while still warm and crumbly, much like how you’re not meant to move cookies when they’re straight outta the oven so I had to let him cool a bit but I admit it was more for novelty sake than oh that’s so awesome lol
And the moment you’ve been waiting for! With thanks again to Kitchenware Direct, who wants to win the very awesome Cuisinart Belgium Waffle Maker? RRP of $99.95 this is something for the whole family! All you have to do is leave a comment in this blog post answering:
The most creative entry will win this incredible prize! You can enter as many
times as you like, but you must be an Australian resident. Please enter a valid
email address, it will not be made public and you will only be contacted if you win. Competition closes Wednesday 4th July 2012, 5pm AEST. Good luck!
Aaaaand big congrats to Sonia! A Cuisinart Belgium Waffle Maker is on your way shortly!