Waffles are perfect for breakfast, brunch, as a snack or dessert. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Waffles are said to have originated from ancient Greece. The early Greeks made flat cakes (Obelios) by baking the cakes between two metal plates.
The Netherlands and Belgium are perhaps the two countries credited for the evolution and design of the modern waffles.
Waffles make a versatile base for sweet or savoury toppings. They are quick and easy to make. You can make a big order and freeze them. August 24 is the official National Waffle Day in the U.S.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup olive oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 tbsp sugar (white or cane sugar)
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil for greasing
- Preheat the waffle iron to the desired temperature.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the flour, milk, oil and mix well.
- Add sugar, then baking powder, salt and vanilla to the batter.
- Grease your waffle iron with a nonstick cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil using a silicone or pastry brush.
- Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with whipped cream, fresh fruits, butter or maple syrup.