This recipe for gluten free Belgian waffles has dairy free options. I’ve served them with crispy bacon and maple syrup but you can serve them any way you like.
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I’ve spent the morning dreaming of luxury.
Luxury is not a word that I generally associate with, but it is certainly something that I dream about.
When I was asked to work with Juliette’s Interiors to create a luxury breakfast to match one of their beautiful beds I needed no persuading!
A luxurious breakfast recipe to eat in bed
For those of you who don’t know me, I love my bed.
And I mean, really love it.
As much as I love food in fact.
Sleep for me is as important as my family. I have never liked missing it, even as a small child or as a student.
I was never one to stay up all night partying. By 3am the call of my bed was way too strong.
Spending the morning, pouring over the luxury beds that Juliette’s Interiors sell has sent my head into a spin.
I was asked to choose a bed from their website in which I would like to eat my luxury breakfast.
It wasn’t that difficult…
For the first night of our marriage, Mr M and I spent the night in an amazing room with a four poster bed.
When I saw the picture of this Italian Button Upholstered four poster bed it reminded me of that very special day and I knew that this was the bed for me.
I’m not sure what it is about four poster beds.
Whether they remind me of books I read when I was young, or that they just ignite some delicious idea that I could hide in there and nobody would know, I don’t know.
But I love them!
Of course, it would look utterly ridiculous in my tiny little bedroom in real life, but for the purposes of this exercise I am imagining I have an enormous, opulent bedroom!
Creating a recipe for luxurious gluten free Belgian waffles
Some of you will know that I am currently back on a sugar-free, carb-free diet which doesn’t leave an awful lot for breakfast.
I do love a fry up, but that’s not exactly luxurious.
I also love a bowl of fruit with plain yoghurt but that didn’t seem to fit such extravagant beds.
As I was creating a dream, I thought I’d create a breakfast that in an ideal world I would eat.
Mr M and the kids were delighted to have such a delicious breakfast while I chowed down on my stewed apple and yoghurt (dreaming of waffles).
There is something about waffles that to me says special, and these Belgian ones are no exception.
Compared to my ‘usual’ waffle recipe, these gluten free Belgian waffles take a little longer to make but the extra time means extra special.
I use my wholegrain gluten free flour blend to make them.
If you’re unfamiliar with gluten free baking then check out this post which explains why gluten free flour is so important.
If you are always having baking failures it is more than likely because you don’t understand what gluten free flour is and why it is important. I explain all of that in the article.
The waffles are light and crisp and are incredible served with crispy bacon, drizzled with maple syrup.
A truly luxurious breakfast, befitting of anyone with a four poster bed.
I’m hoping that my breakfast idea will win me a luxury breakfast at a local restaurant or hotel.
On Friday it will be featured on the Juliette’s Interiors blog along with four other luxury breakfast ideas from other bloggers.
What equipment do you need to make these waffles?
I use this Sage waffle maker. It is large enough to make two waffles at once which saves any arguments for the kids. It is also really easy to use and will adjust the cooking time according to how well done you like your waffles.
So without further ado here’s the recipe.
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Gluten Free Belgian Waffles With Crispy Bacon & Maple Syrup
- 2 medium eggs separated, preferably organic or free range
- 220 ml milk dairy or dairy-free
- 60 g butter melted (or dairy free margarine)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 170 g Free From Fairy gluten-free self-raising flour OR 170g Free From Fairy plain flour plus 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 20 g sugar
- To serve:
- 12 rashers bacon cooked until crispy (I used streaky for extra crispiness)
- Maple syrup
Switch on your waffle machine
Place the egg yolks in one bowl and the whites in another
Add the milk, melted butter and vanilla to the egg yolks and beat until well combined
Slowly add the flour to create a smooth batter, then add the sugar
Beat the egg whites with an electric whisk until you have stiff peaks
Gently fold the egg whites into the batter mixture
Ladle the batter into your waffle maker and cook
While the waffles are cooking, fry the bacon until crisp
Once ready to serve, cut the bacon into pieces using scissors, scatter on top of the waffles and drizzle with maple syrup
Nutrition facts are for information only. They are for the waffles on their own and not for any toppings you may choose.
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