Plain waffles

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

makes about 10 waffles

Easy homemade waffles to serve with fruit, syrup and sauces to your heart's content. Try mixing it up with savoury toppings for supper with a difference

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per waffle

  • kcal218
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 50g butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk

Method

  1. Heat the waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate, caster sugar and a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolks and melted butter. Start mixing with a balloon whisk; keep whisking as you slowly add the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. Carefully fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Use a ladle to pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook for 5 mins or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat until all the batter has been used up, placing your finished waffles onto a baking tray as you go.

  3. Once all the waffles are made, transfer to the oven for 5 mins to warm through and crisp. Serve with sweet or savoury toppings.

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Comments (1)

Minoo's picture

I'd never made waffles before but this worked for me. They turned out soggier than expected but I think that might be down to the design on my waffle maker more than the mix. I made half the recipe and it made 8 waffles in my machine.

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