Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Friday, 20 March 2009

One of our favourite breakfasts at the weekend is waffles. It doesn't take much for me to be pursuaded to make a bowl of waffle batter and with a clattering of plates we are sitting round the table with the waffle iron plugged in, everyone waiting their turn for a fresh waffle. Last weekend I went slightly "off piste" and made Chocolate and Coconut Waffles. The verdict was positively tropical!

Chocolate and Coconut waffles with coconut sauce

Serves 4

8oz self raising flour

3 level tbsp caster sugar

3 eggs separated

300ml milk

100ml coconut milk

55g dessicated coconut

100grams butter, melted

100g plain chocolate, melted

For the sauce

300ml coconut cream

1tbsp butter

2 tbsp caster sugar

In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, milk, coconut milk, egg yolks, dessicated coconut and melted butter and chocolate and whisk until there are no lumps. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peak and then gently fold into the batter mixture. Cook on a waffle iron brushed with a little melted butter (or a frying pan for American style pancakes if you don't have a waffle iron) until golden brown. Add the sauce ingredients to a pan and simmer until the caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Drizzle the coconut syrup over the waffles to serve.


Springtime said...

They sound wonderful! I haven't had waffles for ages, it must be time to make some!

Rita said...

I love coconut and this sounds fantastic. I was in Germany this week and was taken for fresh waffles, with cherries and cream! Yum! Saw lavender chocolate and when I went back later to buy it for you it was sold out. :(

Marie said...

Those sound wonderfully decadent Hannah! Yummo!

Lucy said...

Wow I havent had waffles in aages - they look lovely! (particularly the heart shape :) )

Bellini Valli said...

I am easily swayed Hannah:D