Waffles are a comfort food for many people and there are many ways to make waffles. Waffle makers have many designs based on the style of waffles being made. There are waffles made from batter which may contain egg and milk. There are also waffles made from dough.
The Liege waffle from Belgium is an interesting waffle recipe described in onthegas.org as a naturally sweet waffle that is made from dough instead of batter. Belgian pearl sugar is combined with dough and placed in a waffle iron that rotates for 180 degrees. There is a tendency for the caramelizing sugar to pool at the bottom instead of staying at the center of the waffle if the waffle iron does not rotate while being heated.
Fluffy waffles made from batter don’t need the specialized rotating waffle iron and so may be more accessible for those who want to make their own waffles at home. The ingredients are easy enough to gather from the supermarket or the local grocery store. All-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs are all you need to make waffle batter.
Homemade cooking, even the making of waffles is a poetry of ingredients and subtle tweaking that each person brings to the table. Of course, having home-made recipes to follow would be very helpful to those beginning their homemade waffle making journey.
Here is a Homemade Waffle Recipe that can be a good starting point for your Waffle-making Journey.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup melted butter
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
- Pour in the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract
- Mix everything together until the batter has an even consistency
- Cook in a hot waffle maker (the amount will vary depending on the size of the waffle maker that one has).
- Observe and remove the waffle from the waffle iron when it is crispy on the outside yet still fluffy on the inside (this skill takes practice).
- Serve the waffles with slices of fruit, berries, honey or jam.
- Eat and enjoy the waffles
The homemade recipe is of course just a guideline for anybody beginning their waffle-making journey. Using their own creativity they can vary the portions of the ingredients and learn how this changes the waffle to better suit their taste.
Here is a Dairy-Free Creative Home-Made Waffle Recipe.
- 2 cups of All Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 2 tablespoons of brown or muscovado sugar
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups of Almond milk
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
- ½ teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl
- Using another mixing bowl whisk or beat the eggs and sugar together, then add the almond milk, brown or muscovado sugar, and vanilla extract together. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and then mix together thoroughly until an even consistency is achieved.
- Turn on the waffle maker to medium or put a waffle iron over medium heat. Add a layer of coconut oil to the waffle maker or waffle iron.
- When the coconut oil begins to sizzle, pour in some batter into the waffle iron.
- Cook the waffle until the edges or outer part is crispy and golden.
- Keep cooking waffles until you have used up all the batter.
- Serve the waffles hot with slices of fruit, berries, honey, syrup, or jam.
- Enjoy your waffles!
What is tasty for one person may not be tasty for another. Some people may want their waffles to have milk while others, being lactose-intolerant would need to use a non-dairy milk substitute such as almond or soy milk. Some people may enjoy sweet waffles while others like them salty. There are those who like vanilla and cinnamon while others do not. There are people who enjoy adding thin slices of banana or apples in their waffle batter.
The recipes that have been shared here serve as guideposts only since what makes a homemade recipe unique is how it is fine-tuned to the taste of the person making it. Creativity and experimentation leads to the fine-tuning of a homemade recipe. The quality and amount of ingredients used affect the final product. The equipment used in making the waffle also plays a factor in how it tastes after. But the secret ingredient of any homemade recipe is the love that the cook imparts to the food while cooking.