Rich Buttermilk Waffles
I’m ready to start this weekend, what about you? I’m actually more ready for the nice weather that we’re supposed to get tomorrow so I can spend some time outdoor with my family. It’s hard to believe that in a few days, it will be April already, so yes – I’m definitely ready for the spring weather to arrive. I’m still pretty giddy with my new website redesign launch from earlier this week, I hope this new format gives you a more enjoyable reading experience.
My hubby and I got into a little argument last weekend about waffles. Yes, waffles! Apparently, he loves waffles. And little did I know… apparently, more so than pancakes or this Baked Oatmeal, which I absolutely love – and can eat every day, and do sometimes for breakfast. I was like, who is this man? I have known him for about 8 years, and have been married to him for over five years – and this was my first realization that he loves waffles more than pancakes or Baked Oatmeal for breakfast! I thought he told me that this baked oatmeal has converted him into an oatmeal fan (psst… like me). Apparently not. He felt like we need to make waffles more often at home.
While I don’t consider myself a foodie snob, I am definitely picky about some certain food. Waffles done right is definitely one of my favorite breakfast food. Who likes soggy waffles, right? The best waffles in my opinion are crispy in the outside and tender in the inside. Or, it can also be light and fluffy (I still need to post the recipe for those waffles!). In my humble opinion however, waffles is a little time consuming, and ahem…. a little temperamental to make without planning if you ask me. Especially now that we have a busy crawling baby and a toddler running around in the kitchen, I definitely prefer simpler and quicker things to make. To my husband’s defense, he said that our daughter loves waffles, and she likes them cut up in quarters and then dipped in maple syrup. So here you go, the best waffles that you can have without planning ahead. Have a great weekend everyone!
Rich Buttermilk Waffles
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-3/4 buttermilk
- 2 eggs, separated
- 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Canola or other neutral oil for brushing on waffle iron
1. Combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix together the buttermilk and egg yolks. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla.
2. Brush the waffle iron lightly with oil and preheat it. Stir the wet into the dry ingredients. Beat the egg whites with the whisk or electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Stir them gently into the batter.
3. Spread a ladleful of batter onto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, approximately 3-5 minutes depending on your iron (check your iron instruction to verify). Serve immediately or keep warm in a low-heated oven (200-degree F temp) for a few minutes.
Recipe source: How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman