Sunday, February 27, 2011

Your Recipe, My Kitchen: Wonderful Waffles

I am pretty comfortable with my waffle recipe.  In fact, I have been using it without variation for the last eight years.  I know, that sounds pretty weird for a recipe changing person such as myself, but it's a really great recipe!  Then, the inevitable happened.  I made a deal with my sixteen year old son.   I needed him to give up a night out with friends in favor of being home to let my other sons in the house.  I had a prior obligation and no other option.  My part of the deal?  You got it.  Waffles for breakfast.  At 5:00 in the morning.  Suddenly, I needed a faster recipe.  One that didn't involve beating egg whites and making a lot of other noise that early in the morning.
Orangette, written by Molly Wizenberg had just the waffle I needed.  In fact, her post had two different waffle recipes on it, a yeast one and a quick one.  In my need for speed and quiet, I chose the quick one, but I am going back soon to try out the yeast waffle.  I have never made one of those before and I have heard a lot of good things about them.   Do any of you make yeast waffles?  Are they better, different, just as good as the quick versions?
This is a nice, thick waffle.  I must admit I almost forgot to take any pictures, they were disappearing so quickly.  I needed to double her recipe to feed the five kids.  That would be my only complaint about the recipe.  With the same amount of flour and milk as my normal recipe, this one made only two thirds as much.  It really is a frugal thing to beat the egg whites and add them to the batter.  The increased volume goes much further.  I got six waffles out of the doubled recipe and normally get nine or ten out of my stand-by.  Here is the non-doubled recipe: 

Wonderful Waffles (from Orangette, originally from Food Network) 
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg, beaten slightly
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl (I used a 4 cup Pyrex measure) and whip slightly with a fork to break the egg.  Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Make as directed by your waffle iron.  
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Vimitha Anand said...

Waffles look delicious and crispy. Would love to have one now...

SnoWhite said...

Thanks for the review on this recipe -- I love a good crunchy waffle.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Yum! We love waffles here and these look good :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

The kids LOVE waffles, I'm going to have to try this, thanks!


Oh they look so crispy and light! Will try. :)

Emily Malloy said...


briarrose said...

Neat way to stretch the batter. them!

Katerina said...

You know how much I love waffles. Yours look crunchy and perfect for breakfast!

aipi said...

wow! believe it or not... after all these years of cooking I am yet to make the good ol' waffle... thanks for the reminder... and a perfect one at that :)

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Angela said...

YUM YUM YUM! I could eat waffles for every meal. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

shopannies said...

love waffles sounds delicious

Anonymous said...

Waffles are my favorite and I can never get them to stay crunchy. I have to try this one. Thanks!

Mateja ^_^ said...

I think I just find "the" recipe for waffles for your way waffles with the addition of cornstarch will probably stay crunchy and delcious!!! Have the most wonderful weekend :)

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