Recipe For Sourdough Waffles

I love using my starter to create the most amazing sourdough breads but I do not always have time. Thankfully Cordelia (my starter) does not mind the lack of attention and she will happily sit in the fridge, feeding for a couple of weeks at a time. At the start of my December leave I decided that I would work on a new sourdough bread recipe, and to get Cordelia in the mood I fed her up quite a bit. Dave was still at work for the first two days I was on holiday, and using up some of my starter, I made myself sourdough waffles for breakfast. This was quite a treat, especially as I topped the waffles with ice cream. Needless to say I was getting a good balance of a few major food groups in one go. The starter I have is quite sour so I compensated by using more sweetness in the batter. I was going to slather the waffle in maple syrup, as you do, but when I went to get the bottle out of the fridge I discovered it had been used up. It would have improved my eating experience a lot, so I recommend that if you make these waffles that you make sure beforehand that you have a good syrup to go with them.

Do you eat special breakfasts when you are on holiday?

"Sourdough Waffles"
Sourdough Waffles

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Sourdough Waffle Batter
 
These make a great treat for breakfast, served with sticky maple syrup
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Ingredients
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 65g sugar - I used fructose
  • 250mls milk
  • 2.5mls plus a pinch of salt
  • 190g flour, sifted
  • 80g fed sourdough starter
  • 60g butter, melted
Method
  1. Place the egg yolks and the sugar into a bowl
  2. Whisk until at the ribbon stage
  3. Whisk in the milk and 2.5mls salt
  4. Mix in the flour and the starter until smooth
  5. Mix in the butter until incorporated
  6. Place the egg whites into a stand mixer bowl with a pinch of salt
  7. Whisk until firm
  8. Fold into the batter
  9. Rest for at least an hour
  10. Make your waffles as per your waffle iron manufacturers' instructions

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36 thoughts on “Recipe For Sourdough Waffles

  1. Dessert for breakfast? Delish! I’ve being using Celia’s leftover starter for pancakes so waffles are a good idea too. I’ll have to borrow my Mum’s waffle iron.

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    1. Hope you enjoy them Fiona 🙂

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  2. Hi Tandy!

    This is Jaime coming by to say hi from the email snafu! LOL I totally had to come see these waffles because I am in desperate need for a good waffle recipe. I’ve never had a sourdough waffle but I am so curious that I now must try your recipe! Yum!
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    1. Hope you enjoy the Jaime 🙂

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  3. Deliciousness…. These waffles look mighty fine. Breakfast is my all time favourite meal of the day, so when I eat it (which seems to be only on the weekends) I make it super special. When on holidays however, I chow down on breakfasts, often more than once a day. LOL!

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    1. Breakfast is one of those meals you can eat any time 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

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  5. I read the book “Friendship Bread” once and made my own starter after it – but I never thought to make waffles with it! These waffles are a fantastic idea – I wanna come have breakfast with you Tandy – I will bring the maple syrup! 🙂

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    1. Your are welcome any time Shashi!

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  6. YUM! These look so good!! …and I do love a special breakfast! 🙂 Yummy!
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    1. Thanks Cailee 🙂

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  7. I believe this is the best recipe ever Tandy :). You know I have a weakness for sourdough. Loving this recipe

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    1. Thanks so much Kay 🙂

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  8. Hi Tandy! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I am so glad to have met you through all of that silliness with the Federated Media email mishap! 🙂

    Your sourdough waffles look utterly amazing. I gave away my waffle maker after my divorce a few years ago… a friend had more use for it at the time than I did… but it might be time to get a new one!

    Have a GREAT day! Stay in touch!

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    1. It is always good to give away things we don’t need – I look forward to staying in touch Emily, thanks for the visit 🙂

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by…I’m glad I get to meet you. It’s funny how an odd email can introduce you to so many nice people and wonderful blogs! I look forward to following along 😉
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    1. Thanks Lisa, me too 🙂

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  10. My daughter loves waffles and sourdough bread so I know she would love these!

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    1. Hope you make them for her Pam 🙂

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  11. I love that you named your starter cordelia.

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    1. Thanks Tammy 🙂

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  12. We tend to eat breakfast at lunch or later in the day but I love cooking something special up on the weekend! 😀
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    1. Special is always good 🙂

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  13. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I love to have special ones when I’m on holiday. 🙂 I’ve never had sourdough waffles before, but they sound fantastic. 🙂
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    1. They are quite scrummy Krista 🙂

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  14. I love waffles, but about 6 months ago, rest in peace, my waffle maker had bit the dust. This is the second recipe that I have read this morning for waffles and you guys are making me want to run out and get a new one from Fortress today. My boys love homemade waffles, with fresh fruit and of course piled high with whipped cream and all of the toppings. Wishing you a super day.

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    1. I don’t think I would replace my waffle iron now that the kids are older, if it broke. I use it about once a year 🙂

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  15. Hi Tandy, love that you named your started Cordelia, what a lovely name. I am very interested in starters and how they work. Looks like you created a great one.
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    1. I am very lucky to have a great starter. I could post you some dried starter if you want me to 🙂

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  16. I really need to hop on the sourdough bandwagon. These look SO good!

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    1. You will love using a starter Joanne 🙂

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  17. Yes, yes and yes! Eating special breakfasts is totally a must on vacation (as is ice cream with EVERY meal!) Once a year, we try to make the 24 hour drive (straight threw!) from New York to Florida to catch a break from the cold here. And we always stop at a restaurants for strawberry crepes, it perks us right up!
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    1. I agree about the ice cream Laura. Not sure how you manage such a long drive in one go 🙂

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  18. I used Esmerelda to make sourdough pancakes this morning. I cooked the entire batch so I could freeze them and John walked in and ate them all! (except for the two on my plate)

    I bet he’d do the same with your waffles. I’m printing this now! Yummo.
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    1. Ha ha, at least you have an excuse to make more 🙂

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