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Sourdough waffles covered with berries
Sourdough Waffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Fermentation time
1 d 30 mins
Total Time
1 d 30 mins

These sourdough waffles aren't the quickest of breakfast recipes but they are well worth the wait!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Keyword: egg, flour, milk, sourdough starter, vegetable oil
Author: Emma Walton
  • 50 grams sourdough starter
  • 110 grams water room temperature
  • 375 grams self-raising flour
  • 500 millilitres milk
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 50 millilitres vegetable oil
  • 50 millilitres maple syrup optional
  • 1 vanilla pod seeds only, optional
  1. The morning before you want to eat these waffles, mix your sourdough starter, water and 110 grams of the self-raising flour in a large bowl to form your "sponge". Cover this with clingfilm and let it rest at room temperature for 12 hours.

  2. During those 12 hours the mix will have begun to ferment creating bubbles throughout. Add the rest of the flour to your bowl and whisk together with the sponge. As it starts to come together in a thick batter, slowly start adding the milk and whisking until you have a smooth, slightly runny consistency. Cover the bowl with clingfilm again and place in the fridge overnight (roughly 12 hours).

  3. When you're ready to make your waffles, lightly brush your waffle maker with vegetable oil and leave to pre-heat according to it's instructions.

  4. In the meantime, add the eggs and vanilla to the batter and whisk well (ideally using an electric whisk), until you have a light and frothy batter.

  5. Once the waffle maker is ready, pour in roughly a cup of batter (the exact amount will depend on the size of your waffle iron) and cook for 3-4 minutes. The waffles are done when they are crisp on the outside and a shade of golden brown.

  6. Enjoy immediately (or follow the instructions in the notes to freeze).

Recipe Notes

Freezing instructions

If you don't want to enjoy these waffles immediately, place them on to a wire rack and leave them to cool completely. Place into freezer bags and lay flat.

Cook from frozen

To cook from frozen, simply pop in the toaster and cook until piping hot and crispy on the outside.