August 20th, 2013

Classic Waffles

I love waffles. However, I am not a big breakfast eater, so I actually don’t love waffles for breakfast very often. But I do love waffles for dinner. Yes, I am big on breakfast for dinner. My kids love a big breakfast and so on those few mornings when I actually get out of bed early enough to make them a good breakfast; waffles are always a favorite. What is the verdict in your house, waffles for breakfast or waffles for dinner?

These waffles are a classic waffle, because let’s get real as much as I would like to think I am always prepared, I am not.  There is not always buttermilk in my fridge and sometimes I am just to lazy to get out vinegar or lemon juice to make a buttermilk substitute.  I am just being honest here.  But be sure to watch for a great buttermilk recipe coming in the near future.  (We are really on a waffle kick at my house lately).  We have lots of fun variations coming your way, like say Peanut Butter Waffles.   😉

Be sure to top these Classic Waffles with something just as equally delicious:

Fresh Blueberry Sauce (pictured above)

Buttermilk Syrup

Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cider Syrup

Jam Butter

Classic Waffles

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 Tbls. sugar
1 1/2 Tbls.cornstarch
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
2 cups whole milk, at room temperature
6 Tbls. butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions:

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder and salt until well combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs until combined, and then whisk in the milk. Gradually whisk in the butter.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk gently just until the batter is evenly moistened. It’s fine if some small lumps remain. Give the batter a couple of folds with a rubber spatula to ensure that there aren’t and pockets of flour.

Pour a generous 1/2 cup of the batter (or the waffle manufacturer’s recommended amount) into the center of the waffle iron. Use the rubber spatula to even it out and distribute it slightly (but there is no need to spread it all the way to the edges). Close the lid and bake the waffle to desired doneness.

Remove the waffle and serve it immediately before baking the remaining batter. Or set it on a wire rack on a baking sheet and slide into a warm oven to keep waffle warm. Bake the remaining batter, transferring each waffle to the rack in the oven, or a plate.

 

*Recipe from Waffles: Sweet, Savory, Simple by Dawn Yanagihara.


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