These traditional sourdough waffles are a Belgian-style waffle with an overnight sourdough ferment. They are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, or a savoury dinner.
Savoury or Sweet
The sourdough flavour of these waffles is ideal for both savoury and sweet flavours. Here are some delicious ways to serve sourdough waffles
- Sweet Breakfast: Use whole grain flour and only 1/4 cup of sugar for the waffles, then serve them with fresh fruit and yogurt.
- Savoury Breakfast: A savoury breakfast waffle that is perfect with poached eggs and hollondaise. Omit the sugar and add a 1/4 cup of grated cheese and 1/4 cup of finely chopped spring onions to the batter.
- Savoury Dinner: Dinner waffles are a fun alternative to bread. Savoury dinner waffles can be made by omitting the sugar in the batter and adding up to 1/4 cup of a savoury ingredient and a 1/4 cup of cheese. Try sun-dried tomatoes with Parmesan; black olives with feta, 4 cloves of finely diced garlic with 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil. There are so many options.
- Dessert: For a sweet waffle use the full 1/2 cup of sugar. Serve with homemade ice cream, whipping cream and fruit sauce.
Traditional sourdough waffles are flavourful and delicious. This is a Belgian-style recipe with an overnight sourdough ferment. They can be savoury or sweet. For a healthy breakfast option, skip the sugar and use wholegrain flour.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sourdough
- Cuisine: Belgian
- 1 cup active sourdough starter
- 3 cups of milk
- 4 cups of flour
- 3/4 cup of melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar (optional, see section above for flavour options)
- Warm the milk so that it is roughly room temperature.
- Mix the sourdough starter, flour and milk in a glass measuring cup or mixing bowl.
- Leave the mixture to sit out on the counter for 1-2 hours.
- Mix in the remaining ingredients, including the eggs and butter.
- The waffles can be made right away. Alternatively, put the batter in an airtight container and leave it in the refrigerator until ready to cook. This is perfect for a quick and easy breakfast.
- Cook the waffles according to the directions for your waffle iron. Sourdough waffles generally need to cook 1-2 minutes longer than other waffle recipes.
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