DISHES
by James Martin

Someone very special deserves these waffles, loaded with fried bananas, chocolate sauce and ice cream. It's probably you.

Equipment: You will need a waffle maker.

Desserts

Buyer's guide

Frozen waffles are easy to use as they can be placed in the toaster and simply reheated.

Storage

Waffles are best frozen in an airtight container. Do not refreeze frozen waffles that have been defrosted.

Preparation

When making homemade waffles, it’s important not to over-enrich the batter with too much fat, sugar or egg as the waffles can colour too quickly and turn soft soon after baking. Use plain flour rather than bread flour to help produce a light and crisp result and keep egg, sugar and cream to a minimum. The toppings used will accentuate the sweet or savoury characteristics of the waffle.