A simple, delicious waffle recipe with a berry saucy topping ;)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. Slowly whisk in the vanilla flavouring, eggs and milk. Continue to whisk until well combined and the mixture forms a smooth batter.
Heat the waffle pan. Once heated, grease the moulds with butter (a pastry brush is great for this). Fill each mould with roughly 2 heaped tbsp of batter and use a spatula to spread the mixture to all four corners of each mould. The batter will start to cook quickly on the hot pan so be as quick as possible. Put the lid down and leave for 6-8 minutes until the first batch is cooked.
Repeat step two until all batter is used - this recipe should make 8 waffles, therefore meaning two batches of cooking.
Whilst the waffles are cooking, add the summer fruits and soft dark brown sugar to a small saucepan. Heat over a medium heat until thawed.
Transfer the summer fruits to a blender and blend for a few seconds until partly smooth. Return to the pan and bring to boil. The compote should start to thicken slightly. After a few minutes, return to a simmer and leave to stay warm whilst you finish the pancakes,
Serve each person two waffles, topped with a drizzle of compote and any other toppings - fresh fruit and flaked coconut or nuts work well! Enjoy!