I thought they might do it, I really did.
Belgium have looked absolutely brilliant throughout the tournament, with Kevin De Bruyne running the show from midfield, and Romelu Lukaku banging in the goals up front, but alas it was not to be for the Red Devils, as they met France in today’s first Semi Final.
France edged out the Belgians 1-0 with a pretty slick display that must have them as clear favourites to take the big prize on Sunday.
For my Belgian World Cup dinner last time round I made Moules Frites which you can check out here:
This time around I had some help for a World Cup Breakfast rather than dinner with some tasty waffles made by my wife!
We got a new Breville Toastie machine recently, and noticed that they just released detachable waffle plates for it, so ordered some up for this dish.
The recipe is for ‘Classic Waffles’ taken from the little booklet that comes with the machine.
Perfect breakfast fare for a busy World Cup Schedule!
Ingredients (makes 12 waffles):
- 280g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 425ml milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 125g butter, melted
- Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
- Whisk the milk, vanilla extract and eggs in a separate bowl.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture along with the butter. Whisk together until barely combined, the batter will still be slightly lumpy. Don’t over-mix. For best results, leave the batter to rest for a few minutes.
- Pre-heat your sandwich toaster until the ready-to-cook light comes on.
- Grease both the waffle plates with a little oil-based cooking spray, then pour about 75ml of the batter mix evenly into the centre of each grid of the waffle plate.
- Lower the lid but don’t clip the latch shut. Cook for about 7 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts and bananas.