Magdeburg/DUR/lb – They are available in round, heart-shaped or square – waffles. A warm waffle with your favorite toppings of your choice is like balm for the soul. This is also easy to do at home. A quick and easy recipe for delicious and fluffy waffles.
Delicious Waffles Recipe: These ingredients are needed
For 4 people:
- 200g Butter
- 170g Zucker
- 4 Eggs
- 300g flour
- 1 packet of vanilla sugar
- 1 packet of baking powder
- 200ml mineral water (sparkling)
Preparation: This is how delicious waffles are baked
1. First, the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs must be mixed together until smooth and creamy.
2. The next step should be to add the flour and baking powder while stirring constantly. This dough must be stirred further until there are no more lumps to be seen.
3. Then the mineral water is used. Add this while stirring constantly. The carbonic acid in the water later ensures the fluffiness of the waffles. Then let the dough rest for about ten minutes.
4. Now the batter is baked ladle by ladle in any waffle iron until it is golden brown.
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The waffles can then be served with homemade cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup, applesauce or a compote of your choice. There are no limits to the toppings.
How far in advance can you prepare waffle batter?
A waffle batter does not have to be processed and consumed immediately after production. Waffle batter will keep in the fridge for up to two days. However, the dough should be placed in the refrigerator immediately after preparation in order to break the cold chain as short as possible. Due to the raw eggs in the dough, this should be observed. It is also important that the dough is stored in an airtight container.
Why let the waffle batter rest?
If the waffle batter is given some rest, all the ingredients can combine perfectly. This makes the waffle batter more stable and smooth. Milk, eggs and flour in particular do not combine ideally with each other right away.
What is special about Belgian waffles?
A Belgian waffle is usually square and slightly larger than regular waffles. The square pockets, also called ribs or honeycombs, in the waffle are deeper and in general a Belgian waffle is also thicker than the traditional variant. Above all, this ensures that this type of waffle is particularly soft and fluffy.
Belgian waffles originally come from the region around the city of Liège and are therefore also known as Liège waffles. According to legend, the Liège waffle was invented in the 18th century by the chef of the Prince Bishop of Liège. To this day, the Prince Bishop’s wish has been implemented – because the dough of the pastry is mixed with coarse sugar. This is then caramelized during the three-minute baking process in the (original) Belgian waffle iron.