This easy waffle recipe is an absolute classic. And with my tips & tricks, the heart waffles are guaranteed to succeed!
In the mood for grandma's waffles? This basic recipe is an absolute classic. You want to know how to make your waffles perfect next time? Then read on!
Taste and Occasion
Every family needs a good basic waffle recipe. Because waffles are easy to make any time and are a great competition to pancakes and other desserts. With this classic waffle recipe, you'll be all set for the future. And my tips and tricks will help you creating delicious waffles just like grandma used to make them!
After all, waffle batter is nothing more than cake mix. After all, what do they consist of? First and foremost, of basic baking ingredients that you always have at home: Butter, sugar, eggs and flour. You can modify the basic waffle recipe like cake batter by adding cinnamon or cocoa, lemon zest or vanilla pulp, mocha or coconut flakes. And serving the finished hearts with delicious toppings. There are, of course, many different alternatives. But often, it should be the real classic without experiments. The classic one, i show you in this post. My basic waffle recipe is easy and delicious. So preheat the iron already! It can start right away.
How to make the Simple and Classic Waffles
Let's get started! First of all, beat the softened butter with the sugar until fluffy, add the eggs one by one and stir in carefully each time. Now, mix flour with cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Stir in alternately with the milk. Use as much milk as necessary until the dough falls from the spoon with difficulty - like a normal cake batter.
Then, it's time to heat the waffle iron and grease it if necessary. Put about three tablespoons of dough in the center of each, close and bake until golden brown. The waffles are best eaten fresh or kept warm in the oven for a short time, at about 175°F/80°C.
Whether for a cozy brunch, children's birthday party, lunch or coffee get-together, the following basic waffle recipe is a faithful companion 😉 . You want to get started right now? Then read through my tips quickly beforehand. They apply, of course, to all recipes on my page. Whether the healthy or spicy alternatives - or just grandma's waffle recipe.
Several factors can make waffles crispy. Some swear by using only carbonated mineral water for the dough, not dairy products. A sufficient amount of fat or butter in the dough is also essential. As a tendency, Belgian waffles are always crispier than heart waffles. Last but not least, you should not stack them, but best serve side by side.
If you want them to be rather moist and fluffy, you should use eggs and/or baking powder for the dough. Fruit jam in the waffles also results in a relatively soft consistency.
I advise you to use separating spray, neutral oil such as sunflower oil, canola oil, butter or clarified butter.
Of course, it depends on the specific waffle recipe and the setting of your device. A rough guide is 2-4 minutes. And here's how to tell when waffles are done: If less steam comes out of the waffle iron, that's already a good sign. Some irons also turn off or turn green.
For example, if they are not ready, the dough is too low in fat or the waffle iron has not been greased sufficiently.
Incredibly delicious classic: this fluffy bee sting made from yeast dough is filled with a custard cream, but it also tastes great without the filling as an especially quick alternative.
Sure, you can also bake waffle batter in a pan. The result is then just not authentic waffles more 😉 . Some people also make waffles in the sandwich toaster.
If you will eat them soon, it is best to keep them warm at the lowest temperature in the oven. You can also make waffles in advance, for example, store them in a tin in the refrigerator for a few days. Freezing waffles is also a good option.
Both are possible. In the microwave individually for about 20-30 seconds. However, the result is no longer crispy. Different in the toaster.
Basic Waffle Recipe
- 150 grams (¾ cup) butter, soft
- 100 grams (½ cup) sugar
- 4 eggs, medium
- 250 grams (2 cups) wheat flour
- 50 grams (⅖ cup) cornstarch, alternatively increase flour quantity to 300g
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 300 milliliters (1 ⅓ cups) milk, coarse
- Beat the softened butter with the sugar until fluffy, add the eggs one by one and stir in carefully each time.
- Mix flour with cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Stir in alternately with the milk. Use as much milk as necessary until the dough falls from the spoon with difficulty - like a normal cake batter.
- Heat the waffle iron and grease it if necessary. Put about 3 tablespoons of dough in the center of each, close and bake until golden brown. The waffles are best eaten fresh or kept warm in the oven for a short time (at about 175°F/80°C).
Since the sweet waffle recipe is so "basic", you can feel free to go crazy with the garnishes and toppings 😉 . For example, serving them with whipped cream, in addition perhaps chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings, alternatively my homemade Nutella, or even a good portion of caramel cream or custard. Of course, the combo with ice cream is not to be underestimated… If you like it fresher and lighter, you can serve cherries, fruit compote or red fruit jelly with the classic waffles.
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