with valentine's right around the corner, i thought creating the dreamiest breakfast in bed would be a perfect way to celebrate! justin & i are not huge on valentine's day, but i do love making us both a fancy breakfast in bed so we can enjoy a relaxing morning together. this recipe is a classic belgium waffle with a matcha twist. i used aiya matcha's cooking grade blend so the matcha flavour doesn't get lost with the other ingredients. whipping the egg whites separately produces a fluffier waffle, i highly reccomend that you don't skip this step! lastly, because i prefer a little sweetener in my waffle batter i used both maple syrup & raw sugar. plus, a heavy drizzle of maple syrup before eating of course!
p.s. the backdrop to this beautiful blush bedroom is wallpapered in farrow & ball's blostma print. we had it installed just before christmas (i blogged all the details here) & i absolutely love the detail & softness of the design. i am always looking for new walls to hang wallpaper on in the house because i can't get enough of it.
happy valentine's! check out my last two blog post for more valentine's day inspiration. xo
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 egg, separated
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons aiya's cooking grade matcha
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- whipped cream, for serving
- fresh berries, for serving
- in a large mixing bowl whisk together the butter, egg yolk, honey, sugar & vanilla extract.
- add milk. stir until smooth.
- in a separate mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder & salt.
- add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & stir until a lumpy batter is formed.
- whisk the remaining egg white to stiff peaks. gently fold egg white into the batter, ensuring not to deflate the whites.
- heat and grease waffle iron. cook waffles according to your waffle makers instructions.
- serve with fresh whipped cream, berries & maple syrup.