I have just discovered how to make waffles after my daughter bought me a waffle maker for Chrsitmas !
Time Magazine describes the waffle as one of Western civilizations finest achievments. It seems that the waffle can be traced back to ancient Greece but it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the waffle became popular as bakeries competed with monastries for a tastier version of the waffle.
I always thought that the waffle was an American invention as I have visited various brances of The Waffle House there. Many may think that the waffle is similar to a pancake and they would be right, apart from the fact that the waffle uses tastier ingredients and is flavoured with more than just lemon juice and sugar.
Imgredients (serves 6)
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Stir the plain flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Combine the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla extract and the add to the flour. Mix the batter until smooth in a food mixer or similar and then leave to stand for 30 minutes.
Lightly grease the waffle pan and then place on a medium heat and pur 2 tbsps of the batter mix into each well of the waffle pan. Cook until the underneath is light brown and then flip overand cook the other side
Serve the waffle with summer fruits and cream or maple syrup or anything similar to suit your taste.