When I wrote on Facebook the other day that we were going to have waffles and white sauce for supper, I did not expect the response I got. So many people had no idea what white sauce for waffles was. I tried to explain it as a homemade type pudding, but then decided I should share our family recipe.
We live in a small city and Mennonite foods are common here – Waffles and White Sauce is a traditional meal here, served for breakfast, lunch or supper. I was always happy when my grandpa would make them in a cast iron waffle iron over a fire. I of course also loved when my grandma or mom would make them in their heart shaped waffle iron. I do not have a cast iron waffle iron to make them over the fire, or a heart shaped waffle iron, but I still love making them for my family.
Waffles and White Sauce recipes can vary, but they all are quite similar. This is the recipe that my grandma made and that I have hand written in my recipe binder – I’ve been making this favorite recipe for over 10 years!
You can make your favorite waffle recipe or make mine.
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1/4 melted salted butter
Mix dry ingredients, beat in all other ingredients until smooth.
Pour a scoop of sauce into a greased, hot iron and bake for 3 minutes (or until timer beeps if your waffle iron has a timer).
- 4 cups milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Heat milk till boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in ½ a cup of the sugar.
- Mix the cornstarch with the remainder ¼ cup sugar and then add that to the hot milk mixture. Keep stirring till it thickens. (You can add more cornstarch to get it to the thickness you like).
- Add in the butter and vanilla and stir.
- Pour over waffles (or dip the waffles into the sauce like my little girls do).
So tell me, have you ever tried waffles and white sauce?