Traditional Waffles

Waffles! Both my husband and my children love them. Ever since we lived in Brussels, we have been big fans of them. The recipe will allow you to make the basic waffle, which then allows you to add any toppiing to them.



  • 15g fresh yeast or 3 tsp dried yeast
  • 175ml, warm milk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 40g melted butter

To Cook

  • 3 tbsp Preserving Sugar

To Serve

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Batter:Mix three tablespoons of the milk with the yeast and set aside for 8-10 minutes or until becomes frothy.
  2. In a bowl combined sieved flour with caster sugar and salt. Beat in the egg yolks, vanilla essence, melted butter and remaining milk and yeast mixture until smooth. In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the yeast mixture. Cover and place the batter in a warm spot for 1 hour or until risen and frothy. Stir the batter and if too thick add a little more milk.
  3. To Cook: Heat a waffle iron over a moderate heat. When hot sprinkle with a little of the preserving sugar and pour over 3-4tbsp. of the batter and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the waffle is golden brown.
  4. To Serve:Sprinkle the waffles with a generous amount of icing sugar and serve hot or use one of the serving suggestions for yeast free waffles.
See our recipe for Yeast Free Waffles