Makes approximately: 12 waffles (2 per person)
These Comté waffles are so versatile. Our favourite way to eat them is fresh for brunch with some eggs and bacon (or houmous for vegetarians). They also work well for a light lunch, served with a generous salad.
Comté & spinach waffles with glazed balsamic red peppers
For the waffles
- 500 g plain flour
- 50 cl milk
- 120 g salted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 150 g grated Comté
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 300 g fresh spinach
- 1 garlic clove grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the glazed peppers
- 3 red peppers
- 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar glaze
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
For the peppers
- Wash and thinly slice the peppers.
- Mix the balsamic vinegar glaze and sugar in a saucepan and leave to cook and reduce on a medium heat for about 20-30 minutes.
For the batter
- In a pan, heat the milk and butter over a medium heat.
- In the meantime, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a separate bowl then crack in the eggs and mix well.
- Pour in the warm milk and butter and mix.
- Finally, add the grated Comté.
- Cover the mix with and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
For the waffle
- Heat up a little bit of butter and fry the garlic, add the rinsed spinach and cook for a few minutes.
- Using a sieve, extract as much water as possible.
- Use a wooden board and a good knife to chop the spinach.
- Wait until it has fully cooled down before adding it to the waffle dough.
- To cook the waffles: butter the waffle maker and cook for 3- 5 minutes.
- To serve, toast some pine nuts in a frying pan and serve with Comté shavings.
Recipe courtesy of Manon Lagrève. Watch video here.