because blueberry muffins are SO last year. And because waffles just taste so much better when you have made themselves (and have the Sage waffle maker that we have you want to make waffles all day every day). The knock on effect of this is that we are getting through more eggs and milk than ever before. And becoming much more aware of the eggs we buy. I did even contemplate having our own chickens at one point but given that we can barely keep the dog and cats apart, adding chickens into the mix would just be a step too far for my sanity.
It was great to hear recently then that Sainsburys only sell eggs from cage free birds. I don’t have to read the egg boxes before I buy them to make sure I am not inadvertently buying caged eggs, they do that bit for me. They also go so far as to be the first major retailer to not use caged eggs in their own brand products either. It seems that not a month goes by where we learn something new about farming or ethical animal handling and its all become a bit of a minefield to know which manufacturers do care about ethical farming or rearing methods, and which don’t. I hate the idea of using eggs that are from birds that have been caged so I love the fact that Sainsburys have now made this step and this promise to us as consumers.
Especially since we started getting through over a dozen a week!
This little video that they made makes me smile:
This is my recipe for blueberry waffles, serve warm with ice cream and a pile of raspberries
- 430ml milk
- 3 Sainsburys eggs
- 300g of self raising flour
- 125g of melted butter
- 1tsp of vanilla essence
- 55g of caster sugar
- punnet of blueberries
- Put all the ingredients except for the blueberries into a blender and mix. Or a large bowl and whisk until combined.
- Add blueberries and stir
- Cook in your waffle maker
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