My family loves Waffles, warm golden brown with crispy edges and a fluffy inside is what makes this a family favourite.
This easy and delicious recipe is very simple to make. You do need a waffle maker; I use an electric one. Usually most recipes call for separating the eggs and whipping up the egg whites. That step used to dissuade me from making this often at home and I would often resort to satisfying my craving for a waffle at the café. But no more, my family and I enjoy having café style waffles at home with a recipe that is quick and easy.
Waffles are quite versatile; they go along with different toppings, satisfying a range of palates. Maple syrup is a staple at home with waffles, with a side of fresh fruit and a coffee to go along. Can also be eaten with scrambled eggs and bacon, my son loves this.
They are also heavenly when eaten with ice-cream. You cannot go wrong with a warm waffle topped with your favourite flavour of ice-cream drizzled with chocolate or caramel syrup. Yum!!!
I tend to make at least a double batch of the recipe and store the batter in the fridge for the ease and convenience of making them fresh in the morning. Waffles can be made and frozen for later use, although my personal preference is to make just the batter and store it in the fridge and make fresh ones as needed. But if you would like to freeze them, remember to cool down on a wire rack thoroughly and not pile them on a plate. Once cooled, store in a container with baking paper separating the layers of waffles. When ready to use, heat them in a toaster.
Butter (melted) – 125 grams
Milk – 1 ¾ cup
Self-Rising Flour – 2 cups
Caster Sugar – 1/4 cup
Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
If you use plain flour instead of self-rising, just add baking powder and a bit of salt.
- Pre-heat the waffle maker.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla
- Then add the sugar and flour and mix. Don’t over mix the batter, it will only make the waffles tough. It is perfectly fine if the batter is a little lumpy.
- Just scoop the batter into the pre-heated waffle maker and let it do its thing. Remember to fill up the griddle surface to only about 3/4ths as the extra room is needed as they puff up as they get done, but ensure that the tips are immersed.
- Serve hot.
Give this recipe a try, I bet you will love it as much as we do. Enjoy!!!!!!