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Savoury Spring Onion Waffles with Poached Eggs

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Julia Busuttil Savoury Spring Onion Waffles 3 Preparation time 25 mins Serves 8 people



  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 50g buckwheat flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced, plus extra to serve
  • 70g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 600mL buttermilk
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted and cooled


  • Poached eggs
  • Blanched baby spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, bicarbonate of soda and a generous pinch of sea salt and pepper. Stir through the spring onions and cheese and set aside
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and cooled melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined
  3. Spoon in ½ cup amounts of the mixture into a hot waffle iron and cook for around 5 minutes or according to the instructions of your maker
  4. Arrange the waffles onto plates and top each waffle with a poached egg, some baby spinach and cherry tomatoes
  5. Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Scatter over extra spring onions and serve

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Recipe by Julia Busuttil