Dad’s Waffle Recipe

Dad’s Waffle Recipe

When I was a little girl I already had a big interest in everything that happend in the kitchen. This started when I was a toddler, because I could spend hours in the cabinets and playing with the contents. My parents weren’t very fond of my hobby, because I sometimes closed the cabinet doors behind me or decided to completely rearrange the cabinets. They then decided I should no longer have access, so they tied big rubber bands around the knobs to prevent me from opening the cabinets.

Later when I was old enough to actually help in the kitchen, I gladly obliged. My mom taught me how to cook and from the age of 12 I was in charge of preparing dinner at least once a week when my mom was working. But most of all I loved spending time in the kitchen with my dad, because he liked to bake. Dutch donuts and waffles were his favourite. But also baking cookies with my aunt, a cousin is a professional cook and one of my cousins even has a little baking company. It really runs in the family!

In the cover of my dad’s old Dr. Oetker cookbook I found many handwritten recipe’s. This recipe is one of them, which he probably got from one of my aunts. The recipes that are printed in the book are sometimes adjusted too and he even put down little notes. I’m sharing this recipe with you now, because it’s Fathersday this Sunday (in the Netherlands). To finish it off, these are not regular waffles, but Deathstar waffles! Because I didn’t just get my love for baking from my father, but also my love for Sci-Fi.


  • 500 gr flour
  • 250 gr white castersugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 gr butter
  • 1 tbsp bakingpowder
  • 300 ml milk

Beat the butter and the sugar into a creamy paste and then add the eggs one by one. Add the baking powder to the flour and alternately add flour and milk to the batter.  Mix everything until smooth and creamy, the batter should drip from the beater slowly.

Preheat your waffle iron and grease according to the instructions of the iron. Take a few scoops of batter and spread it out so the bottom plate is covered evenly. Close the lid and wait for the indicator light . Check the waffles and bake them until they have the desired tan.

Serve them like the Amerikans do, with maple syrup and a pat of butter, or with powdered sugar.

My favourite way of serving waffles? With cherry pie filling and vanilla ice cream..

Happy Baking!

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