I recently got a waffle maker. I love waffles as much as the next person, but I’ve always been ok with not having them at home… However, it wasn’t until I saw that you can have waffles in shape of the Death Star (any other Star Wars fans following the blog?) that I decided I really, REALLY, needed a waffle maker at home. So… this brings us to today when I’m now a proud owner of a Death Star Waffle Maker. And these are the first waffles I did literally days after I got it…

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Buttermilk waffles with blueberry compote

Serves 4-6 | Prepare 10 minutes | Cook 15 minutes
Easy | Vegetarian


You’ll need:

  • 300g plain flour;
  • 1 tbsp baking powder;
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda;
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar;
  • 2 eggs, beaten;
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted;
  • 400ml buttermilk;
  • spray oil, for cooking

Blueberry Compote

  • 250g fresh or frozen blueberries;
  • 2 tbsp honey;
  • 1/2 lemon, juice

Make the compote first. Put the blueberries in a small saucepan with the honey and lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes, until warm and slightly syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside.

Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a large bowl. Mix the eggs, melted butter and buttermilk together and pour in the middle. Whisk together until just combined, you don’t want to overmix.

Turn on the electric waffle maker. When it’s hot, open and spray the grids with a little oil. Pour enough batter to fully cover the bottom. Close the lid and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until golden.

Remove the waffles and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the next batch, spraying the surface with a little more oil each time. Serve with the compote and perhaps some yoghurt and/or bacon…

Original recipe from Waitrose Magazine December 2015, no longer available online.