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1890 Quick Waffles

Basic Ingredients for Waffles - 1890 style

The finished product - Waffles - from 1890 to today

I have in my collection a cookbook, which I have mentioned before, called Compendium of Cookery. Well we wanted to make waffles one morning so instead of using a modern recipe, we decided to use an old one, just something extra special about that to us.

4 cups sweet milk
1 cup butter (melted)
6 cups flour, sifted
6 eggs (divide yolks from whites)
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar (optional, not in original recipe)

Mix together melted butter, milk, and flour. Beat egg yolks then add to mixture. Whip egg whites until very frothy, then fold into mixture. Add baking powder and sugar (optional), stir, then cook in waffle maker.

NOTE: You can cut all the ingredients in half in order to serve a family of four or so.

The original recipe didn't add sugar, but we found it did improve the recipe. If you are looking for something like the store bought then keep on looking. These waffles, when made in an ordinary waffle maker, are not the crispy types of waffles we have today in the market and on the shelves. But they are great with maple syrup!

Comments (4)

Yummmmmm...I love waffles!

They would be delicious topped with fried apples!

Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to go steal/borrow Mom's waffle iron.

Kimberly :)


Topping them with fried apples sound delicious! Add a bit of whipped cream and that would be absolutely divine hehe. =) I love waffles too. I used to prefer pancakes, but I find myself preferring waffles these day.


Great receipe and it makes delicious waffles...
Tastier with cripsy layer outside..Must try..

Thanks! Glad you were able to try the recipe =)

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