Crispy Waffles with Mineral Water. Vahvlid

minwaffle1 (5) Waffles have a very important role in Estonian history.
At the end of the 80s when the Soviet Union started to collapse, people began to private business. Private business was until then prohibited but the end of the 80s was the perfect time to start it.

And a lot of Estonians earned their ” first million” to baking.. waffles…

This was the easiest way to earn some money. Everyone had at home waffle baker, everyone knows recipes and making waffles was very easy.

A few years later this business was out of fashion 🙂 and people became set up more advanced businesses: shops and plants.

And what is the saddest, we throw away our old waffle makers “ESTA” or “Volta”. This is very sad because using modern waffle makers you NEVER get the similar result we used to. Old-time waffles were very thin and light and very crispy.

Now are these old waffle makers rarity and possible to get only in the black market paying a high price.

One option to achieve a similar result is to use mineral water instead of milk
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Crispy Waffles with Mineral Water

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light and crispy old time inspired waffles with mineral water

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  • 1 egg
  • 75 g sugar
  • 50 g soft butter
  • 250 g mineral water (carbonated)
  • 250 g flour
  • vanilla


  1. Beat soft butter and sugar together into a light foam, Add egg
  2. Add flour and vanilla to the butter mixture.
  3. Add mineral water gradually while stirring
  4. Let set
  5. Bake waffles, before pouring batter spread waffle maker with butter

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8 thoughts on “Crispy Waffles with Mineral Water. Vahvlid

  1. I did not know !! About the waffles I mean ! Ruta – I have a similar story: Presently I live in what was called the ‘Estonian Village’ here in the country south of Sydney . . . for a generation our post-war political immigrants established and ran ‘chicken farms’ here for egg sales just for the SAME reason and, working hard, they did awfully well and most of their children went to university and became prominent Australian citizens . . . waffles, eggs . . . does it matter as long as imagination and hard work get you thee . . . !!!

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