Grandma’s waffle recipe: This sweet treat gives comfort

  • OfAnne Baun


Do you remember the term “good butter”? My grandmother always explained that she always used good butter for pastries like these waffles.

Fulda – Nowadays I sometimes wonder what my grandmother really meant by that. Because organic foods were small aliens in the food cosmos in the 80s and 90s. But my husband’s grandparents also used this term. And it is even known that our former chancellor Helmut Kohl ate a lot of butter in stressful situations. Ten pieces in a row. Like chocolate. Well, to each his own.

The term “good butter” comes from the post-war period, when butter was a kind of luxury item and you could only fall back on worse butter or margarine. But back to Grandma’s waffles which were a highlight every time she baked them. The whole house smelled it. The waffle iron was orange and so old that it fell apart. (Read here: Apple muffins are delicious little cakes)

Grandma’s recipe: Waffles are not only delicious, they also provide comfort

But the waffles were always a dream. They comforted with failed math work, love sickness or when the favorite cat had died. And the sip of rum that my grandmother always poured into her dough apparently evaporated most of the time during baking. At least there are no anecdotes about a drunk grandson. However, I would advise against rum nowadays if children eat.

Of course, waffles are also available in a salty version. Logically, sugar is left out, milk is used instead of cream and water and nice things like grated cheese and finely chopped spring onions or fresh herbs are mixed into the dough.

Tasty waffles provide comfort. Anne Baun has the right recipe.

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Ham pieces, dried tomatoes, mozzarella, chives or olives also serve as ingredients if you prefer something real on the plate. (Read here: Red wine cake is a delicious calorie bomb)


5 organic eggs (size M)
300 g spelled flour (type 630)
250 grams of butter
1/2 dl whipping cream
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
100 grams of sugar
1 pinch of salt

small room (optional)
Powdered sugar for powdering
Grease or oil for the waffle iron

Preparation: Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites. Mix the flour with baking powder, sugar and salt. Let the butter soften and mix with the egg yolk, cream, water and rum with the mixer. Then carefully turn down the egg whites and process the batter directly according to the instructions for each waffle iron.

There are waffle irons that should be brushed with a little grease or oil. Otherwise, the cleaning will be an evening program. How many waffles come out with this recipe also depends on the size of the waffle iron used. Therefore, there is no information about it. The waffles can be powdered with powdered sugar and eaten with ice cream and hot cherries.

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