Waffles are a fun breakfast food or great weeknight supper idea. My grandma passed down a delicious waffles and white sauce for waffles recipe. Waffles and White Sauce is a traditional Mennonite recipe that is a family favorite.
(I added a few updated photos from my Instagram account because they were prettier!)
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!
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 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 the timer beeps if your waffle iron has a timer).
WHITE SAUCE FOR WAFFLES
- 4 cups milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Heat milk until boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 a cup of the sugar.
- Mix the cornstarch with the remainder 1/4 cup sugar and then add that to the hot milk mixture. Keep stirring until it thickens. (You can add more cornstarch to get it to the thickness you like).
- Add 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 white sauce for waffles?
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