Buttermilk waffle : origin, waffle maker, ..
For many people, this waffle type can be a childhood memory. These soft waffles perfumed the kitchens of our grandmothers with a vanilla scent and delighted our taste buds. The waffle has been passed down through the generations, we have the memory of a generous and ultra-moist flavour. Its lightness and smoothness are very much appreciated.
In Belgium, traditionally known as “Waffle 4/4” but it is also used under various names: soft waffle, butter waffle or flash waffle.
Origin of the waffle
In Belgium, the origin of the name 4/4 waffle corresponds to the identical parity of ingredients and quantity.
Indeed, it is composed of 4 main ingredients (flour, butter, sugar and eggs) which have 4 equivalent proportions.
How achieve 4-4 waffles with success?
1. The waffle iron
The Ampi® waffle iron ref.52104 is specially designed for baking buttermilk waffles but also small Liège waffles.
The cast iron mould has been developed to make a generous and unctuous waffle. Indeed, the cast iron plots are sufficiently spaced to favour the addition of dough and large enough to obtain a good thickness.
Complete information is available on its product sheet : Ampi® buttermilk waffle maker ref.52104 (click here)
2. Choose the recipe
As explained in the section “Origin of the waffle”, if we want to respect the traditional 4/4 waffle, the ingredients and quantities are as follows:
- Flour : 1 kg
- Butter : 1 kg
- Sugar : 1 kg
- Eggs : 12
- Pinch of salt : 1
- (vanilla sugar according to your taste)
It is useful to add a pinch of salt to act as a flavour enhancer and reveal all the flavours of your ingredients.
This original recipe can be adapted according to your/your customers taste. For example, you can reduce the amount of butter with the same amount of milk.
For the Ampi® recipe, we use 500g of butter, 500ml of milk for 1kg of flour. Discover the complete recipe on our page: Recipe – Waffle 4/4 (click here).
In Belgium, it is easily available in various businesses:
- Ice-cream maker
- Chocolate seller