Sunday, 4 November 2012

Apple Waffles with candied Hazelnuts

Heart shaped breakfast treats.

I made an excellent purchase a while ago - a waffle iron! I haven't used it nearly enough yet. I did have some friends round for some waffles when I got it, but it's just sort of stayed in the cupboard since then. So when I had Sunday off I decided to make some brunch! A German recipe for apple ones won. They tasted like little mini apple pies.

60g butter, melted and slightly cooled
10g vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
2 eggs
100g plain flour
60g cornflour
1 tsp baking powder
100ml milk
zest of a lemon
1 big apple

100g hazelnuts
some sugar

-first make the hazelnuts. Tip the nuts in to a small pan and toast over a medium heat. Place on some baking paper to cool. Add a good amount of sugar to the pan and place on a low heat to dissolve. Once dissolved, heat until it starts to turn golden brown. Don't stir the caramel or it will crystalise! When it's ready, very carefully pour on to the nuts and leave to set. When completely cold, smash the brittle up in a bag.
- For the waffles! Put all the dry ingredients in to a bowl and mix. Add the eggs, milk and zest (and vanilla extract if using) and whisk in to a thick batter. Pour in the butter, mix to combine and then cover and leave in the fridge for an hour or so.
- heat up the waffle iron. Core and quarter the apple and slice thinly. Mix the apple in to the batter. When the iron is hot enough, spoon some of the mixture on and close the top. 
Cook each waffle for about 4 minutes. They should puff up a bit. 
- serve with yogurt, the hazelnuts, some cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. A lovely Sunday treat!


  1. this looks delicious! my brother gave me a waffle iron for christmas last year, but i'm ashamed to say i've only used it about twice so far. i have grand plans though, and will def have to try these!

    1. Thanks! Is yours one of those deep, rectangular ones? Or a thin one like mine? I think I will start making more waffles. I have a book all in German with loads of recipes...but I don't know German. So it's a great way to learn, right?!

    2. best way to learn! that and watching tv. mine's a thin one too. waffles are kind of a go-to-treat when people come over in norway, usually served with jam or my favorite--sour cram and blueberry jam. don't knock it til you try it!

    3. love love love blueberry jam! And I like cream cheese and jam, so I think your combo would be a winenr