There is honestly nothing better on this planet than having a plate of warm waffles and a cup of strong coffee delivered to you in bed. Am I wrong?
This is a ridiculously easy way for you to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Even if you’re baeless, it doesn’t mean that you can’t show love to someone close to you. For example: on a particularly chilly Saturday morning, I emptied the contents of a can of tinned tomatoes and washed it before dumping some fresh flowers in it. I then whipped up a batch of waffles, some berry sauce and a pot of freshly brewed coffee. 3 minutes later, I was sitting in bed with my sick mother.
Just because Valentine’s Day is over, it doesn’t mean you can’t do a sweet gesture for a loved one. What better way to show them you care by making their favorite breakfast and serving it in their cozy bed?
Shari’s Berries has created a helpful guide which shares tips, recipes and tray ideas for the perfect breakfast in bed surprise.Your loved one’s morning will bright and sunny, no matter what the weather is outside.You don’t have to do something grand to make someone’s day. Even the smallest of gestures can bring happiness to your loved ones.
For the waffles:
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp melted butter + extra for brushing waffle iron
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp castor sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- a pinch of salt
For the berry sauce:
- ½ cup fresh/frozen strawberries
- ½ cup fresh/frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp castor sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water
- Maple syrup for the waffles
- Flowers for your honey bunch sugarplum darling
- Newspaper for aesthetic
- Coffee/tea – an absolute MUST
Make the waffles:
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla essence and melted butter until incorporated. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Heat your waffle iron and brush with melted butter. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking the waffles. I usually add a ¼ cup measurement of batter and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to a plate and repeat until you’ve used up all the batter. Top with berry sauce and maple syrup.
Make the berry sauce:
Add the berries, sugar and lemon juice to a saucepan and warm on medium heat. Dissolve the cornflour in the water and add to the berries, stirring until thickened. Spoon over warm waffles.