7 Feb 2008


We are enjoying a surplus of eggs. All the hens are laying plus Stephen was given a dozen from an old guy at the tennis club.

So for dinner tonight we had a frittata using five eggs, some leftover roast chicken, some pattypan squash from the garden some diced potatoes and a grating of local cheddar.

Then for dessert, ah bliss. Waffles using our fresh yummy bright yellow yolked eggs and some Pyengana unhomogenised real milk.
Cooked in my vintage waffle iron passed down by my mum. We served them with freshly churned vanilla ice cream using another two eggs.
Plus there was the choice of chocolate sauce or maple syrup.

I've been researching the history of my waffle iron. Mum can't remember when she bought it . It's brand is Metelec which it seems was a brand produced in Tasmania, probably in the 1950s.
I just love its sleek lines, all that gorgeous chrome. The cooking surface is non stick and is almost unmarked. I'm not sure what it would be, too early for teflon I would have thought.


The recipe is so simple. I tried numerous recipes before I found this one and they all involved whipping the egg whites separately till stiff and then folded through the batter.
With this recipe you mix the dry ingredients- 3 cups of self raising flour,2 tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of salt,
mix the 3 eggs with the 2 1/2 cups of milk and beat it into the dry
then mix in the 125 grams of melted butter.
You have to beat it till it is smoothish and let it sit for about an hour but you can leave it overnight if that suits you.


The recipe is found in this book from the 1980s. I used to have my sister's copy until she decided she needed it back. Then a couple of years ago I found it in the op shop and now it's


You can read all about vintage waffle irons
And if you scroll down just a little on this page you can read about and see a picture of my waffle maker.
And on this page are some more pictures of beautiful waffle makers.
I'm sure you'll agree they are the most gorgeous of small appliances.

10 Responses to “Waffle”

  1. In our home we more often have waffles for breakfast, but having them for dessert with home made ice cream and maple syrup sounds heavenly.

  2. I love it Jenny. Vintage chrome appliances are so beautiful. They do have the most beautiful lines, especially from that era. My cooking range is from that era. Have a blessed day. Love, Tami

  3. That is a beautiful waffle maker. This post made me hungry.

  4. Oh I'm in love with your waffle iron. I've wanted one for ages but now I guess I'm not going to be able to settle for a modern one. I'll just have to look out for one like yours. Fingers crossed.

  5. For some reason our chickens refused to lay in the summer, but now that it is winter, they are laying like crazy! Go figure. Although blessed by the abundance, I have been challenged for egg recipes.

    I really love your waffle iron.

  6. I love waffles especially with ice-cream. Do you make your own? I have never tried as it looks quite complicated can you share how you make your ice-cream?

    Warmly, Mrs M

  7. Your waffle iron is so cute! I haven't seen one like it before.

  8. Hi Jenny,
    I would love to know how you make your icecream. Would you share? Also can I add you to my favourite blog list on my blog please?

  9. Hi Jules,of course you can add me to your blog list. I've just posted the ice cream recipe.

  10. I believe the Metelec waffle iron was made by Metelec of Hornsby, Sydney. Just came across one and it's the same one as I have - aI have 2 cousins with the same waffle irons too. Circa 1960's.


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