Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sunday Morning Waffles

If you have been fortunate enough to visit the St. John's German Church Bazaar, then you might have tried the waffles for sale there. Waffles bring back many happy memories of the mountains of waffles my hubby's Oma used to make us, whenever I stayed the night at his parents place. That was long ago!

Years later, we finally got ourselves our own Waffle machine (a little bit like this one - we have a sunbeam, but they don't make them anymore) and we tend to drag it out on a sunday morning ... German Waffles are not as deep as the Belgium Waffles, they tend to be thin, more like pancakes.

Last Sunday the hubby and I had a TFM (Tori free Morning) and we made waffles for breakfast!

Traditional German Waffles

  • 175g margarine/butter (room temp)
  • 175g of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar (or 2 caps of vanilla essence)
  • 4 eggs
  • salt
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 50g of corn flour
  • Sploshes of Milk
I make my waffles in my benchtop mixer, but you could do it by hand if you wanted to.

  1. Cream sugar/butter together then add the eggs one at a time. Mix until creamy with no lumps. Make sure that the butter is at room temperature or you will get lumps.
  2. Add your dry ingredients (flour/cornflour/salt) one table spoon at a time until smoothly combined.
  3. Add 'sploshes' of milk until the mixture is runny but not too much. If it gets too runny, just add more flour.
  4. Heat up and oil the Waffle maker. We generally use melted ghee, but you could use spray oil or butter if you wanted to.
  5. Experiment with how much waffle mixture you have to add. We generally use a ladel to pour it into the waffle maker.
  6. Once cooked, remove from waffle maker, dust with icing sugar and devour. Alternatively, you could serve with icecream and fruit ...

Footnote: I have not tried this recipe as a gluten/soy recipe. If you do, please let me know how it went.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! I've been meaning to look up how to make good waffles for ages :) Thanks for the kind comment on my blog - and for leaving a link to yours! It is so informative and interesting x