My waffle iron is so old that it proclaims it was “Made in West Germany”. But not to be hindered by age, on the (rare) occasion that I bring out this heirloom, it does no less than produce some spectacular waffles. Although I’m generally against single function appliances, it’s true, I’m highly sentimental about this one. Since it was handed down, I’ve carried it from place to place. I thoroughly clean it after each use and tenderly put it back in the cupboard. It never lets me down. (*Oma is German for grandma/nan)
Berry compote – frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, a tsp of caster sugar and a few fresh strawberries. Microwave for a minute, stir and repeat to produce a saucy berry mix.
Lime (because I serve lime with everything I can)
Sift flours and sugar into a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle and gradually combine the egg yolks and milk.
Add butter and water, beat the batter until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until firm white peaks form.
Fold the egg whites into the batter.
Brush the waffle iron with butter and spoon about ⅓ cup of batter into the iron, in about 2 mins remove and repeat with remaining batter.
Keep waffles warm in a low oven until serving.