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Waffles: the ideal recipe for waffles made in France

Waffles: a tasty dessert as old as Northern France, where "walfres" were already being made in 1185 by sliding dough between two hot iron plates, leaving patterns. The word "waffle" appears as such in "le ménagier de Paris" in the 14th century, one of the oldest cookery books in French history. With Monsieur de France, discover an easy waffle recipe to enjoy with the whole family.


The simple waffle recipe:




  • 2 large eggs (yolks and whites)
  • 25 cl milk
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 100 grams butter
  • 250 grams flour

And you also need :

  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar



Good waffles! Photo chosen by Rawlik via depositphotos

Good waffles! Photo chosen by Rawlik via depositphotos



How to make waffle batter


  1. First, melt the butter (in a bain-marie or in the microwave).
  2. Take a bowl and mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in it.
  3. Break your eggs (whole: white and yolk at the same time), add the vanilla sugar and whisk everything together in a bowl .
  4. Add the beaten eggs to the flour bowl and whisk to combine.
  5. Gradually add the milk while continuing to beat.
  6. Next, pour in the melted butter while continuing to beat the eggs and the milk you have added.
  7. Leave to stand for an hour at room temperature (you can cover the bowl with a tea towel).





How are waffles cooked?


  1. Switch on the device (obviously)
  2. Lightly grease your machine (oil or melted butter on a cloth or paper towel).
  3. Pour in the batter (a good ladleful) and close the appliance while it cooks.


Waffles can be served with powdered sugar, jam, maple syrup, honey, spread, salted butter caramel... Recipes are available on our website.



You can put anything on waffles! Photo chosen by monsieurdefrance.Com: belchonock via dépositphotos

You can put anything on waffles! Photo chosen by monsieurdefrance.Com: belchonock via dépositphotos



3 tips for successful waffles


  1. The ingredients must be at room temperature, so remember to take the milk and eggs out of the fridge before making the dough.
  2. Mix well with a whisk to avoid lumps.
  3. The first waffle is often grated until you know how long it will take to cook. If the waffle splits in two when you open the appliance, it's not cooked.



Granny Simone's little trick for waffles


You can beat the egg whites to make the waffles lighter. To do this, break your eggs, separate the whites from the yolks, then mix the yolks with the milk, the melted butter, which you add to the flour, and when it's a little homogeneous, fold in your egg whites.

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme is "monsieur de France" the author of this site.