Hirsch’s Family Favourite Boxing Day Waffles

Hirsch's Family Favourite Boxing Day Waffles

Hirsch’s Family Favourite Boxing Day Waffles, a Hirsch family tradition. Margaret Hirsch shared one of her favorite family traditions for boxing day. “We all gather around and make some fun waffles as a family, we love to serve them with fresh fruit and then some chocolate sauce”. This recipe can easily be done using a waffle maker to make fresh warm waffles. It also works well as a savory waffle with leftovers from Sunday lunch. The Severin waffle maker makes easy work of this recipe.

Ingredients for the Hirsch’s Family Favourite Boxing Day Waffles

Makes 8 – 10 waffles

  • 280 g wheat cake flour, sifted (500 ml) (2 cups)
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 375 ml – 500 ml buttermilk (1 ½ to 2 cups)
  • 60 g butter, melted
  • Fresh fruit
  • Chocolate sauce


1. In the bowl of an electric mixer sift flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Add the eggs, the lesser quantity of buttermilk, and butter; then mix well.
3. Check consistency; if too thick, add a little more buttermilk.
4. Grease the waffle machine with cooking spray or brush with melted butter.
5. Ladle in a spoon of mixture to nearly cover the base; close the lid and cook for 3 – 5 minutes until crispy and puffed up.
6. Cook waffles according to the size of the waffle pan. Normally waffles are done when they stop steaming.
7. Repeat with remainder of batter.
8. Serve with maple syrup, Nutella, ice cream, berries and chocolate sauce for sweet waffles, or cream cheese, bacon, and toasted sunflower seeds.


• Try making savoury waffles with asparagus, poached/soft-boiled egg and hollandaise sauce.
• The electric egg boiler could be used to cook the eggs

  • For campers: grease a jaffle iron with butter, then place over moderate coals.
  •  When heated, ladle waffle batter into the jaffle iron, close, and turn a few times whilst cooking.
  •  Waffles are ready when crisp and cooked through.