Waffles + Bacon = Weekend Bliss

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When you've had a long week, Saturday morning has a certain holiness about it. Oh, to wake up and not rush out of bed and into the shower. To slowly become accustomed to the morning light drifting in through the blinds, to get up and, without getting dressed, make breakfast for the pure joy of it, that's what all mornings should be like. It's a little bit of heaven that kick-starts the busy weekend in the most delicate of ways.

Bacon and eggs are a weekend breakfast classic, but sometimes you just need a little extra - something to absorb the oil from the bacon and the yolk from the eggs, something sweet and crunchy... in steps Mr Waffles and boom, your breakfast is simple but complete.

RECIPE

4-6 Servings

25-35 minutes (if you choose to ovenbake your bacon like we did)

1. BACON:

200g Streaky bacon

In this recipe we baked streaky bacon in the oven, so it's extra crispy with an oh-so-nutty flavour. Cut all your bacon strips in half and pack them into an ovenproof dish. You can pack them tightly since they shrink as the fat cooks out.

Pop in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes on the one side. Turn the bacon and check every 5 minutes until they're golden. 

2. WAFFLES

Sometimes when you ask Google for the best waffle recipe ever, it works. Ever since my student days, this recipe by All Recipes has been my go-to recipe for classic waffles. We didn't need to change a thing because this recipe just works.

2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
1 3/4 cups Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon White sugar
4 teaspoons Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

  1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  2. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

3. EGGS:

One egg per person

1tsp salted butter + 1 tbsp oil per 1-2 eggs

Chili to taste

Salt to taste

There aren't that many recipes on how to bake an egg, probably because it's the first thing we learn to do as kids. A great way to bake an egg is to add some butter and oil to a pan (medium to high heat) and once it's all melted and warm, break the egg into the hot fat. Spoon the hot fat over the whites mostly so as not to cook the yolk. As soon as the whites are no longer slimy on top, remove from heat and spoon into a cool plate to stop the cooking process and keep your yolks runny and yummy. It's the best way to get a crispy-rimmed egg with set whites and a runny yolk - delicious!

Enjoy xx