PRESENTATION

Originating in Europe and gaining popularity especially in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Germany, they embarked on a long sea journey and landed in the New World, where they made a new name and life for themselves: we’re not talking about a fortunate story of immigration but the evolution of the waffle, delicious overseas cousins of the gaufre! In both cases, they are soft waffles with the unmistakable honeycomb shape, ideal to enjoy at breakfast or brunch with the addition of the most varied ingredients: chocolate and sprinkles for the sweet tooths, strawberries and whipped cream for the romantics, or chaffle! In short, anything your imagination suggests can be used to make your waffles more and more appetizing and irresistible. We were inspired by the typical presentation of pancakes and served them with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar: and you, have you already thought about which topping to start with?

Also discover how to make butterless waffles!

INGREDIENTS

For 4 waffles 5 inches on each side
Flour 00 2.3 cups (280 g)
Butter 8 oz (220 g)
Eggs 6
Powdered yeast for sweets ½ tsp (2 g)
Sugar 3 cups (180 g)
Vanilla bean 1
Fine salt 1 tsp
to butter the plate
Butter to taste
for garnishing
Fresh fruit to taste
Maple syrup to taste
Powdered sugar to taste
Preparation

How to prepare Waffle

To prepare the waffles, first melt the butter in the microwave or in a double boiler and let it cool. Meanwhile, break the room temperature eggs into a bowl 1 and slightly beat them with a whisk, then add the sugar 2 and mix again. Sift the flour and baking powder 3 directly into the bowl,

add the salt 4 and mix, first slowly then more and more vigorously with the whisk to incorporate the powders into the mixture and remove any lumps 5. Once it has cooled down, pour the melted butter into the bowl a little at a time, so as to gradually incorporate it with the whisk 6.

At this point, split the vanilla pod in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the blade of a knife 7, then add them to the mixture 8 and mix again until you get a rather fluid, thick, and homogeneous consistency 9. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

After the resting time, allow the batter to come to room temperature and in the meantime heat up the waffle iron to temperature. When the iron is hot, brush it with a bit of melted butter and pour a scant ladleful of batter into the honeycomb-shaped mold 10 to completely cover the surface 11. Close the iron 12 and let cook for about 7-8 minutes (check the cooking status of the waffles after a few minutes).

When the waffles have taken on a nice golden color, open the lid, gently detach them from the iron 13 and transfer them to a plate 14. Garnish your delicious waffles as you like with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and a dusting of powdered sugar 15!

Storage

It is recommended to consume the waffles as soon as they are ready. Alternatively, they can be frozen after cooking.

The batter can be stored for no more than 12 hours in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.

Tips

To make this recipe, you need to have the appropriate waffle iron: there are various shapes and sizes on the market, so always check the instructions to achieve optimal cooking. You can garnish the waffles with your favorite ingredients, both sweet and savory, or fill them sandwich-style as in our waffle sandwich recipe!