Mrs Harding's Delicious Waffles

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Recipe: #35928

November 03, 2020

Categories: Waffles

"President Harding ate waffles alot and this is the second waffle recipe from a 1930s cookbook 2 different women had her recipes it had 2 teaspoons of baking soda that seems alot to me so I'm using 1 since spoons were different then"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (321 g)
  • Calories 792
  • Total Fat - 51.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1331.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1029.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 31.1 g
  • Calcium - 403 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat waffle iron

Step 2

Mix the baking soda into the buttermilk

Step 3

Beat egg whites stiff

Step 4

Sift dry ingredients together

Step 5

Add milk that you have put the egg yolks in

Step 6

Mix into dry ingredients

Step 7

Add shortening

Step 8

Fold in whites

Step 9

Pour into pam sprayed waffle iron

Step 10

Use 1/3 of a cup baking soda spreads alot in waffles


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the shortening, make sure to pick one that is high in quality and has a neutral flavor.
  • Be sure to use fresh buttermilk for the best flavor.

  • Replace the baking soda with 1 teaspoon of baking powder: This substitution will reduce the amount of leavening in the recipe, resulting in a lighter and fluffier texture for the waffles.
  • Replace the buttermilk with 2 cups of plain yogurt: This substitution will add a subtle tang to the waffles and also result in a lighter and fluffier texture due to the acidity of the yogurt.

Chocolate Chip Waffles Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter before pouring it into the waffle iron.

Maple Syrup-Glazed Sausages: This sweet and savory combination of maple syrup-glazed sausages is the perfect accompaniment to Mrs Harding's Delicious Waffles. The sweetness of the syrup complements the fluffy, light waffles, while the savory sausages add a delicious contrast.

Scrambled Eggs: Scrambled eggs make a great accompaniment to the maple syrup-glazed sausages and Mrs Harding's Delicious Waffles. The fluffy eggs provide a creamy texture that pairs well with the sweetness of the syrup, while the savory flavor of the eggs adds a nice contrast to the light waffles.


Q: How much baking soda should I use?

A: The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of baking soda. However, some people may prefer to use 2 teaspoons for a stronger flavor.

Q: How long should I bake the cake?

A: The baking time will vary depending on the size and type of cake you are making. Generally, a 9-inch round cake should be baked for 30-35 minutes. Check the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; if it comes out clean, the cake is done.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: President Warren G. Harding was known to be a fan of waffles and would often request them for breakfast. Mrs Harding's Delicious Waffles is one of two recipes attributed to the President's wife.

Fun Fact 2: The original recipe from the 1930s cookbook called for two teaspoons of baking soda, which is more than what is typically used in modern recipes. This may have been due to the fact that spoons were larger in size at the time.