Buttermilk Waffle Batter

    30 minutes

    These waffles are my favourite. You can also add a little fruit before closing the waffle iron - blueberries work very well. You can make the batter the night before to save time as well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
    • 2 tablespoons warm water (45 C)
    • 280g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, sugar and salt. Make a well in centre. Add yeast mixture, eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Stir until smooth.
    3. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

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    This recipe is easy to make, with readily available ingredients, but here's the best part: It makes wonderful pancakes! I found this out purely by chance when my waffle iron gave out. The pancakes were light and very tasty.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Great recipe. Had to cook as pancakes since I don't have a waffle iron any more. I made these for my dad who loves waffles and never met a pancake he didn't like. He amazed me when he said that they weren't like pancakes OR waffles but were BETTER THAN BOTH! Can't wait to make them for the rest of the family.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. These are fabulous waffles and so quick & easy to make. I altered the recipe a bit by using 1/2 t. of vanilla extract, 1/2 t. of cinnamon, dash of nutmeg and sprinkled pecans of the batter after pouring it into the iron. My husband raved over these waffles! By the way, left over batter rises beautifully in the fridge, making the next day's batch of waffles even fluffier.  -  29 Sep 2008