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Delicious homemade waffles.

Delicious homemade waffles.

Lovely waffles - no sugar either! It's what you add that makes a difference so I've added syrup and fruit but you could use a berry coulis or even chocolate sauce if you're having them for dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 2/3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 2/3 (400ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Method

After separating your eggs, whip your egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Sift your flour and baking powder.

Into a jug, add milk, oil and egg yolks and give it a good stir. Pour that into your flour/baking powder.

Whisk until smooth (about 1 minute). Lastly gently fold in the egg white. Don't beat the air out of it, that's what makes the waffles crispy and light.

Turn on your waffle iron, from experience, set it to almost the darkest setting. Spoon in your mixture, don't worry if you overfill it the first time (I did) but basically try and get it to reach the rim of the mould.

If you do overfill it, it will spill out the sides, but because of the combination of non-stick surface and the oil content in the batter, it just comes away.

After a couple of tries they look gorgeous and you have NO idea how good they are hot with butter and syrup! What you could do it freeze them like this and pop in the freezer and then toast them in the toaster when you want some quickly.

Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills.

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