How to make the most delicious waffles at home (tips & tricks!)

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If anyone knows a lot about waffles, it’s Desmond from the blog Our Hangry Kitchen . Today he shares his favorite recipe on Culy.nl, the most useful tips and nice combinations to vary at home. 

“My name is Desmond and as a hobby I started my food blog, Our Hangry Kitchen. The blog is known for the waffle recipes that I share every Wednesday, called Hou-Je-Wafel-Woensdag.

Here I try to experiment with savory and sweet waffles, but also how to prepare other well-known recipes such as cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron. In this article I will explain how you can experiment with waffle recipes yourself. Hopefully this inspires you, I’m very curious about your own creations!

The wafel

Everyone has probably had a waffle at some point. Think of the classic Liège waffle (oval with sugar crystals), the Brussels variant (rectangular sprinkled with powdered sugar) and not to forget our Dutch pride; the stroopwafel.

Waffles were already made several centuries ago. For example, German cookbooks from the sixteenth century already mention recipes for waffles and there is also a recipe from one of the oldest pastry books by Gouffé (1773, Paris). The waffle therefore has a long history and an equally diverse recipe with many possibilities.

Fortunately, waffles are very easy to make yourself. At many stores you can now buy a waffle iron with a diamond or round shape. So as not to drown you in the sea of ​​information, I share my basic recipe and a few fun variations.

The basic waffle recipe

Waffle batter is very similar to a mix between pancake and cake batter. I often use that as a guideline for making a good waffle. For a basic batter, make a mix of flour, eggs and (butter) milk. By using buttermilk, the waffles not only get more taste, but you also ensure that the baking soda does its job and makes the waffles airy.

You can vary this basic batter by sweetening the batter with sugar, honey, maple syrup or another sweetener, but also by using other flours , for example .

If the batter is too thin, it can take too long for the waffle iron to heat up and you will get a very dry waffle. Is the batter too thick? Then he doesn’t cook well inside.

Ingredients for 4 waffles

– 150 grams of flour
– 2 eggs
– 100 ml of buttermilk
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or baking powder)
– A good pinch of salt
– 2 tablespoons of sugar

You also use a mixing bowl, a whisk or fork, of course a waffle iron and oil to grease the iron.

Mix the flour with the baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the eggs and buttermilk and mix with a whisk to a firm batter.

Variations

You can of course vary endlessly while mixing the batter. That is why I have listed a few options below with which you can make the recipe a little more exciting. Feel free to try your own combinations, and also think beyond just sweet.

For example, put frankfurters in your preheated waffle iron and pour batter over them, or replace the flour with mashed chickpeas with herbs for a savory option. In fact, you should see your waffle iron as a grill that you can do everything under.

Try grilling a croissant filled with feta and spinach in your waffle iron or my sweet favorite: a ready-made donut served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So get inspired and try to experiment with what you can do.

Frozen Fruit Waffles

Prepare the waffles according to the basic recipe (possibly without the sugar, since the fruit is also sweet) and in the last step, mix 80 grams of frozen fruit into the batter with a spoon. Frozen fruit works a little better than fresh fruit because it holds its shape more easily when heated.

Chocolate chip waffles

Mix 90 grams of crumbled chocolate cookies through the batter and bake your waffles. Of course you can use all kinds of crumbled cookies. Also try macaroons or, for example, candy cookies.

For very sweet cookies you only need to add one tablespoon of sugar to the basic recipe or none at all, depending on how sweet you want it.

cheese waffles

Make the basic recipe, but only use half a tablespoon of sugar for the batter. As a last step, mix 120 grams of grated cheddar and one tablespoon of sliced  ​​Jalapeño peppers  through the batter.

Once this is mixed you can preheat the waffle iron. I always spray my waffle iron with a little bit of olive oil from a spray bottle so that you can easily release it after baking.

Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron’s instructions and serve with a topping of your choice. This can be fresh fruit, whipped cream, condensed milk or maple syrup for the sweet waffles, and savory sauces such as chili sauce for a savory waffle.

Hopefully this gives you some inspiration to get started yourself. I myself am really addicted to my waffle iron, but that is also apparent from my Instagram account . If you have any questions, you can leave a comment there or on my blog .”


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