AT A GLANCE
This might sound like a breakfast dish, but we could eat it any time of day. Start this a day ahead to soak the beans.
|01||For baked beans, preheat oven to 180C. Bring beans and enough cold water to cover by about 2cm to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low, simmer until just tender (20-30 minutes), then drain and set aside. Meanwhile, blend celery, onion, carrot and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped, then transfer to a bowl. Repeat with capsicum and chillies and reserve separately. Heat oil in a large casserole over medium-high heat, add onion mixture and sauté until tender (6-8 minutes). Add capsicum mixture and sauté until very tender (6-8 minutes). Add speck, spices and herbs, and stir until fragrant and speck begins to colour (2-3 minutes), then add chicken stock, tomatoes and beans. Cover with foil and bake until sauce thickens and beans are very tender but still hold their shape (2-2½ hours). Stir in maple syrup and vinegar, discard herbs, season well to taste and keep warm.|
|02||For wholemeal waffles, stir yeast and 125ml lukewarm water in a bowl until yeast dissolves. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, add milk and warm gently until lukewarm, then remove from heat and add to yeast mixture along with buttermilk. Combine flours, oats and a pinch of salt in a separate bowl, make a well in the centre, add milk mixture and mix to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and stand until doubled in size (1-2 hours). Beat in egg and baking powder until well incorporated, then cook in batches in a pre-heated waffle iron until golden and crisp (4-5 minutes; you’ll need to spread the batter in the iron and it will puff up a lot as it cooks).|
|03||Heat in oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add chorizo and fry, turning occasionally, until crisp (1-2 minutes), then remove with a slotted spoon. Add shallot and sauté until tender (1-2 minutes), then add herbs and cook until fragrant (30 seconds). Remove from heat, add vinegar and cooked chorizo, and season to taste.|
|04||Serve wholemeal waffles warm topped with baked beans, chorizo and poached egg.|
SPARKLING SHIRAZ. , suggested by MAX ALLEN