While this recipe has always been called Mum’s Waffles, if I’m being honest, I’ve never been sure which ‘Mum’ is being referred to. I know it’s not my mother… could be my grandmother… or my great-grandmother… Regardless, I’m willing to bet it has morphed a bit over the years. (But really, what’s the likelihood of said unknown female relation complaining?)
These waffles are the best plain waffles on the planet. Bar none.
There may be some people who disagree, but the thing about them is, they’re wrong. Also, in the honour of the Canadian roots of both myself and this recipe, I am listing the cups as well as grams. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get cracking!
1 3/4 c (218 g) plain flour, sifted
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c (360 ml) milk
1/4 c (60 ml) oil (canola/sunflower)
This is a three bowl process. In the largest bowl, mix the flour (218 g), baking powder (1 tbsp), and salt (1/4 tsp) together. Set aside.
Separate the eggs (2) between the two other bowls, whites in one, one of the yolks in the other (and the last yolk in the bin or the face of the nearest annoying person. Playful kitchen antics!) Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In the third bowl with the single yolk, add your milk (360 ml) and oil (60 ml). (Unnecessary picture below, but it’s so pretty.)
Using the same beaters that whipped the egg whites, beat milk mixture until frothy.
Mix your wet ingredients (milk/oil/yolk concoction) into the dry and stir until there are no lumps of flour left.
Now fold in your egg whites. Make sure to be gentle but thorough, you don’t want to loose the airy factor but you also don’t want your waffles to be riddled with sections of just egg white.
Cook the batter in a waffle iron and top with your favourite waffle toppings. The recipe stands up very well to doubling and tripling. I’d say a single recipe feeds 3 or 4 people.
The first picture features butter, maple syrup, and banana. The above picture has peanut butter and banana. I’m also a pretty big fan of making fruit sauces (choice of frozen fruit, heat in a pot, mix corn starch into cold water, add to fruit, boil until thickened and cloudy colour disappears) and adding cream of some variety. The picture below is an oldie, just taken with my HTC, but it showcases the awesomeness of fruit and double cream.