** The waffle can be coated with butter by either dipping both sides directly into the melted butter then doing the same with sugar or by brushing each side with melted butter using a pastry brush then dipping in sugar. You want a nice coating of sugar so you might want to spoon over more sugar if not enough sticks. The first method gives you a slightly more butter waffle!
In mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder.
Make a well in the centre and add melted butter, egg, sugar and vanilla essence. Mix.
Slowly add the milk whilst stirring. Mix until all ingredients are combined and a runny batter forms. Don’t worry about lumps, they’re fine.
Set aside for about 1 hour.
Heat waffle maker. Using a ladle, pour in enough batter into the waffle maker and cook for about 3-4mins or until waffle is golden brown.
Whilst the waffles are cooking, set up your sugar coating station- put the sugar in one of the shallow dishes and the melted butter in another. As soon as the waffle is ready, using your preferred method (options above) coat the waffles.
Serve immediately (I’ve been told they taste great cold too) with your favourite toppings or they’re delicious on their own.