Nov 1, 2009

Granny love: German Waffles with Redcurrant Jelly

I love Waffles, my Kids love them. German Waffles are not like American or Belgium Waffles. Our Waffles are more cake like. We do not eat them as Breakfast ( not usually ) we eat them like Cake, with a little hot cacao or coffee.


We eat them as dessert. 

In my family we even make a meal out of them, the kids love them in the Advent Season. For a snack on St. Nicholas' Day right before the good man stops by.


We eat them fresh and hot with powdered sugar on top, the little dents filled with homemade jam. Fresh cooked compote is always welcome and fresh fruit will not be rejected.We love them with fresh whipped cream. 

I use the recipe and waffle iron from my Grandmother. It is as old as I am, it’s ugly and if the fire department knew what I was doing they would scream. But if you have a Waffles Iron that makes great waffles and they don’t stick to often keep it.


So if you want to give this Waffles a try here is the receipt . I would love to hear how you like them. See you next time.


German Waffles

Makes 12 waffles



200 g butter, room temperature

120 g  sugar

Pinch of salt

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract or if you are so inclined some lemon peel

100 g all-purpose flour

100 g cornstarch

1 ½ tsp baking powder

powdered sugar to garnish


First step should be preheating the waffle maker/iron, if you need to grease it with oil or Pam.

Separate the eggs and beet the egg withes to a soft peak.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and salt.

Add eggs and vanilla extract to the mixture and beat well.

Mix Flour, Cornstarch and Baking powder and stir into the Butter Egg mixture.

Don’t overwork the batter. Fold in the egg withes and you are ready to bake our Waffles. 

Now it’s time to bake the Waffles.

Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle into the griddle and bake golden brown and delicious. Repeat for the remainder of the batter.

Serve and indulge.



A little known Waffle Fact :


Medieval waffle law

In medieval Europe, vendors were permitted to sell their waffles outside of churches on saints' days and during other special religious celebrations. Competition at the churches eventually became very heated, and at times violent, so that King Charles IX of France imposed a regulation on waffle sales, requiring vendors to maintain a distance of at least deux toises (4 m/12 ft) from one another.

If you want to know more about waffles go here.



1 comment:

Sue zumout said...

I think I'm in love with your grandmother's waffle iron. :) Your waffles look fantastic!