Second hand shops can be true goldmines. I love browsing the kitchen section, to look for nice plates and bowls, and occasionally you find something special. It is where I found a waffle maker. The old-fashioned kind. This waffle maker consists of two cast iron plates, with two small hinges, and a long thin handle. The waffle iron is for use on a gas stove and works a charm.
These waffles are simple to make and a real treat to eat. The instructions below are for a stovetop waffle iron. If you have an electric machine, follow manufacturer’s instructions for baking.


  • 250gr flour
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 3 tbs cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 50gr butter, melted
  • 350ml milk

Makes 10 waffles


Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the eggs, melted butter and half of the milk, then whisk to combine to a thick batter. Add the remainder of the milk in a slow stream while whisking slowly, until everything is combined well.

Cover the bowl and leave to rest until almost doubled in volume. An hour is usually fine.

Heat the waffle iron on a large flame. Brush it with some butter and add a soup spoon of batter to the iron (if your waffle iron is a different size or shape, you might need to try the first one or 2 batches to find the exact measurement). Close the waffle iron and flip it. This way, the uncooked top of the waffle runs to the other half of the iron. And as the flame is high, the waffle will be cooked on one side already.

Bake until golden brown.

Eat with powdered sugar, maple syrup, strawberries or whatever else you fancy.

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