There are two types of waffle iron available. Either cast iron for heating on the stove top, or electric waffle irons that work in a similar way to sandwich toasters. Alternately, the batter can be used to make pancakes in a frying pan.
Note For this recipe, we used a 21cm stove-top waffle iron that makes five individual scallop-edged waffles. Available from The Bay Tree (02 9328 1101).