President Kennedy’s Homemade Waffles 🧇

Happy National Waffle Day! To celebrate, we made waffles this morning using President Kennedy’s favorite family recipe. The waffles were so delicious, light and airy. I believe this to be our family’s “go-to” waffle recipe from now on 👍 It’s also really wonderful just to eat something President Kennedy once enjoyed ❤️

Here’s what you need to get started


1/2 cup butter (softened)

1 tablespoon sugar

2 egg yolk

7/8 cup milk or one cup buttermilk

1 cup and one tablespoon of sifted cake flour

1 pinch salt

2 stiff beaten egg whites

4 teaspoons of baking powder


Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks. Beat. Add flour and milk alternately. This may be done at any time.

When ready to bake, fold in egg whites, and add baking powder.

Mixture should be thick and fluffy.

Bake and serve with hot maple syrup and melted butter.

A copy of John Kennedy’s favorite waffle recipe. Courtesy of The National Archives/J.F.K. Presidential Papers.

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