Monday, October 20, 2008

Homemade Waffles - by Stace

Momma Katie's waffle memory: This recipe started with my mom. I am not sure where she got it. I never remember not eating them, so she had to have used this recipe from the time I was very young. All that tried them loved them. I remember the smell of them cooking on her large square heavily used chrome waffle iron. She always melted the butter and heated the syrup to go on the waffles.

Stace's waffle memory: I remember mom making us homemade waffles for breakfast and sometimes dinner (a recipe passed down from her mother, that I now use every Saturday); she would stand above the waffle iron, passing out waffles to grabbing children below; we went back for seconds and thirds before she even sat down with her first. I always ate mine plain with butter—no syrup. They were that good.


2 cups flour
3 T sugar
3 t baking powder
1 t salt
4 T butter (melted)
2 eggs (separate yolks from whites)
1 ½ cups milk


• Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, sift together or mix thoroughly
• Add wet ingredients (butter, egg yolks and milk) and stir (batter will be lumpy)
• Beat egg whites until fluffy
• Fold into waffle mix right before pouring
• Pour about a ½ cup of mix onto waffle iron and cook
• Top waffles with just butter or load them up with peanut butter, syrup and bananas. Some of our kids like them with chocolate chips, strawberries and whipped cream.

posted by Stacey


Bobbie said...

Not sure how to add to the blog. My memory is very similar to Stace's though, I prefer mine with peanut butter and syrup.
I do remember the "waffle buffet" that we had on occasion with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate syrup. That is definitely the best way to eat a waffle. Though if you don't want to go all out, peanut butter and some sliced banana will do.
A nice tall glace of cold milk goes really compliments it :)

(seriously craving a waffle now)

Mulberry Hill said...

I too Love mom's waffles! Hers are the absolute best!

I make them with the same kid tested recipe but Instead of white flour I grind whole wheat. White wheat berries are good, but Multi Grain is even better. However, neither of these taste as good as the comfort of the smooth and light white bread waffles. It takes a little bit more milk for whole wheat. I often use powdered milk too.

Mulberry Hill said...

oooops! If forgot when changing whole wheat for white flour it requires about 3 times the leveling (AKA Baking soda or Baking powder)

Unknown said...

I remember finding this blog when you guys first started posting on it through Bobbie. I'd written down this recipe and have used it for several years now! I couldn't find my cookbook this morning and searched for it and was happy to find it again!

I use 1/2 whole wheat and more baking powder per Stephanie's recommendation. :)

Thank you!!

Stephanie (Stoker) Hicks