Homemade waffles are a wonderful weekend treat. I make these light and fluffy waffles for my family quite often and they disappear as fast as I can make them. They are delicious and crisp and can be eaten plain with just butter and syrup or you can make them even more special by making a fresh fruit sauce to go over top. Either way they are a hit.
This recipe is one that I got many years ago while on vacation with a friend of mine. Her grandmother made them for us and this was a recipe she learned from her mother. Needless to say it has been a family favorite in their family for generations as well as in mine. I loved them so much I asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing the recipe with me. She was flattered and quickly wrote it out for me. I still have the original handwritten recipe card from that trip many years ago.
This recipe does take a bit more time than opening a box of mix, but I promise it will be worth it. With the addition of beaten egg whites, these waffles get a light and airy texture that cannot be beaten by a box mix. If you don’t want to go to all the fuss of beating egg whites then try my easy waffle recipe here. They are delicious, light and fluffy and you won’t miss the egg whites!
- 1 waffle maker or waffle iron
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1⅓ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 4 egg yolks beaten thick
- 8 Tbsp melted fat (bacon grease or vegetable oil) *for extra crisp waffles increase to 12 Tbsp
- 4 egg whites beaten stiff
Fresh Fruit Sauce
- 1 lb fresh berries(blueberries, strawberries etc.) whatever you like
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch mixed with enough water to mix into a paste
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar
- combine milk and melted fat (or vegetable oil) with beaten egg yolks in a bowl
- Combine the mixtures, adding wet to dry ingredients and stirring only enough to combine.
- Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl and fold them into the mixture (above)
- Heat waffle iron
- Cook waffles on hot iron or waffle maker until golden brown and crisp.
- If you want extra crisp waffles add 4 extra Tablespoons of melted fat or oil to the wet mixture
Fresh Fruit Sauce
- 1 lb of fresh berries of your choice (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry) into a medium saucepan
- add water and bring to a boil
- add sugar and simmer for a few minutes to dissolve sugar
- combine cornstarch with enough water to make a paste, then add it to the sauce and bring back to a boil for about 3 minutes until thick.
- Serve over waffles