My Mom's "Waffeln" (German style waffles)

And here is my mom's waffle recipe that tastes really great with her cranberry compote. It is true German and you can definitely taste the difference to American style "Belgium" waffles. These are just a little bit fluffier and lighter. They also taste great cold.

A true German waffle iron actually creates little heart shaped waffles, but of course you can use any kind of waffle maker :)

Ingredients (makes 6 waffles):

  • 60g butter (6 tbsp, softened at room temperature)
  • 25g sugar (2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 tsp lemon peel
  • 150g flour (1 + 1/3 cups)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 125-150ml milk (1/2 + 1/8-1/4 cups)
  • 2 tsp powder sugar



Prepare the batter

  • In a big bowl, mix the soft butter with sugar and vanilla extract till creamy. Then add eggs and lemon peel, mix well. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt. 
  • Now, bit by bit, add the milk and also the flour mix to the big bowl. First add a little bit, mix well, add a little bit more milk and flour, mix again, etc. The batter should have a thick but slightly runny consistency. If too runny, add a bit more flour. If too stiff, add a bit more milk.

Fry the waffles

  • Heat the greased waffle iron. Add two ladle spoons full of mix in the middle of the iron and bake till golden. 
  • Immediately dust the warm waffles with some powder sugar while you keep baking the rest.


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