Last Sunday, I went to Zampano’s or brunch with Alison and Eliza. You can read more about it here. But it has also gotten me thinking about making my own waffles. I have never made them – always had them in eating establishments or even frozen ones, but I have never made batter and cooked it myself. So, this is the first time for me!
As you can see, I loved it! I managed to buy a waffle mould from Lidl, and I made a big batch of waffles for breakfast (and lunch! – as you can see with the fried chicken and pepper gravy with hot sauce pictured below…….)
This recipe should make enough for 4 people, depends on how much batter you use per mould (or the waffle iron/waffle maker).
- 200g of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 100g of butter, melted and cooled
- 100g of caster sugar
- 1 cup of thick greek yoghurt mixed with water and mix until it reaches 1 3/4 cups of thick liquid
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract (or other flavourings of your choice – you can use spices if you plan to make savoury waffles)
- Preheat oven (if using silicone waffle moulds) to 200 degrees C.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks, butter, sugar, yoghurt liquid and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until smooth.
- Gently mix the flour with the liquid mix, until you don’t see any big lumps. But careful to not overmix!
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until it reaches stiff peaks.
- Fold the egg whites into the batter, gently.
- Once the mixture is ready, you can start cooking the waffles – if you are using a waffle iron/waffle maker, cook for about 4-5 minutes, until golden brown.
- If like me, you are using waffle moulds to bake in the oven, fill up the mould to halfway (or most 2/3) up, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Once cooked, (be careful, the silicone can be very hot!) tip over the mould over a cooling rack.
- Serve immediately, with syrup, honey, fruits, or even fried chicken!