I tried to entice some friends to stay the night after partying by offering up these tasty morning-after-NYE-party treats. Nobody took me up on it (can't blame them... nothing better than sleeping in your own bed); even Hubs slept in QUITE late. So G and I had a lovely breakfast, just us two!
These Savoury Dill & Cheddar Waffles are inspired by some that Ni made for the family one holiday morning. Honestly, it's not much different from how I made regular cornbread... just enter a waffle iron!
The key here is Jiffy cornbread mix (America's favourite!!) Yes, I am endorsing the use of a mix. The ease afforded to you cannot be understated! Go buy some, it's well worth the 50¢.
Savoury Dill Cheddar Waffles
Makes 3 Belgian-sized waffles (enough for two adults and a toddler!)
Adapted from the Jiffy box
- 1 package Jiffy corn muffin mix
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) shortening, melted (or be like me, and use some of the rendered fat from making bacon!!)
- 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 2 sliced green onions
- Preheat your waffle iron. Mine is really basic; it's either on or off (no temperature setting). Spray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with melted butter.
- Mix the muffin mix, egg, milk and shortening/bacon fat until just combined (it will be lumpy).
- Stir in the cheddar, dill and onions.
- Pour/spoon about a 1/2 cup into the waffle maker. I overestimated the first time and ended up with batter overload... try the "less is more" approach.
- Cook until browned. In my experience, the outside of the waffle might look a bit "overdone," but you want the inside cooked fully (raw cornbread batter is icky).
- Serve nice and hot, ideally with more melted butter if you're feeling decadent.
I love savoury/sweet combos, so I stuck with syrup and added a side of thick-cut peppercorn bacon (thank you, President's Choice!!) Paired that with a cup of freshly-ground vanilla hazelnut coffee (thank you, Costco!!), and G-man and I had a lovely breakfast together (his consisted mostly of a kiwifruit, banana, and grapes, but he got some waffle and bacon love too!) A great way to start off what will hopefully be a fantastic year!
Bidding you all good eating in 2015,