The Waffles Recipe These easy-to-make and versatile waffles are perfect for breakfast, a light snack, or dessert.
waffle maker or waffle iron
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 1⁄4 cups milk
5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, separated
maple syrup, jam, fresh fruit, sweetened cream,
or ice cream, to serve (optional)
1 Place the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl, make a well in the center, and pour in the milk, butter, vanilla extract, and egg yolks. Gradually whisk in the flour.
2 Preheat the waffle maker or iron. In a clean large bowl, whisk the egg whites until standing in soft peaks. Fold into the batter with a metal spoon.
3 Preheat the oven to 250°F (130°C). Spoon a small ladleful of the batter onto the hot iron (or the amount recommended by the waffle maker manufacturer) and spread almost to the edge. Close the lid and bake until golden.
4 Serve immediately, with maple syrup, jam, fresh fruit, sweetened cream, or ice cream, or keep warm in a single layer in the oven until all are ready.
5 PREPARE AHEAD Although best eaten as fresh as possible, you can make waffles 24 hours in advance and reheat in a toaster.
Whenever a recipe calls for the addition of melted butter, as here, make sure it is completely cooled before adding to a batter. Warm—or worse, hot—butter, can curdle a mixture, starting to cook it before time, or forming lumps of cooked eggs. So do not skip the vital step of cooling melted butter.