While I work on a feature story for this blog, perhaps you’ll enjoy trying these recipes from the companion blog to my work-in-progress, The Passions of Patriots (a family saga prelude to Irish Firebrands)….
The photo is of an ingredients list that’s embossed on an old German waffle iron. I don’t know how old it is, but it’s possible that Great War-era Germans ate waffles from an iron like this.
Unlike other batters, this one is leavened with yeast, so it won’t go flat and rubbery while standing. The recipe probably makes up to 20 large, round waffles – I quartered the quantities to come up with my version, and it made about five – so if you use the original amounts, you’ll have to be cooking for a crowd, or else planning to freeze the extras for convenience meals.
Original quantities: ¼ recipe (by weight):
1 Kg. Mehl (flour) 250 g
1½ Ltr. Milch…
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