Waffles with Berry Melba

Dish type: Dessert

Serves 6      
Preparation time: 25 minutes  
Cooking time: 5 minutes    


Berry melba sauce  

225 g (8 oz) raspberries or mixed raspberries and strawberries, hulled and sliced  
1 lemon, juice only  
1 tablespoon caster sugar      


125 g (41/2 oz) plain flour  
1 teaspoon baking powder  
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda  
2 teaspoons caster sugar  
2 tablespoons melted butter or sunflower oil  
1 egg  
1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
150 ml (1/4 pint) semi skimmed milk      

To serve
250 ml (8 fl oz) full fat crème fraiche or Greek yogurt with honey  
350 g (12 oz) mixed strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, slice or halve strawberries depending on their size  
Little sifted icing sugar      


1       To make the sauce, puree the fruit with the lemon juice and sugar then sieve if liked.  

2       To make the waffles, sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl then mix in the sugar. Lightly whisk the melted butter or oil, egg, vanilla and milk together in a separate bowl.  

3       Heat up the electric waffle machine. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients then whisk until smooth. Spoon batter into the machine, close the lid and cook until waffles are browned and well risen.  

4       Remove waffles from the machine, transfer to serving plates, cut in half, if liked and top each one with a spoonful of crème fraiche or yogurt, summer fruits and a light dusting of sifted icing sugar then drizzle with fruit sauce to taste.