Because we have a fancy Belgian Waffle Maker and after making this recipe, which is done the traditional way with yeast, you’ll want more waffle in your life too.
Here we go a-wafflin’…
Weekend Waffle Recipe (adapted from Mark Bittman)
- ½ tsp instant yeast
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 T sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 8 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, separated
- Olive Oil for brushing on waffle iron
Grab a large mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients. Then stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it stand overnight at room temperature. When you unwrap the batter the next morning, you’ll be greeted to this puff-master delight. Yum!
Now separate the eggs. Stir the yolks in the batter and beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until you have soft peaks.
Gently fold the egg whites into the batter mixture until just combined.
Now preheat your waffle maker. We use a KitchenAid Pro Double Waffle Maker and it’s La Bomba.
I brush on some olive oil on the grates before pouring the batter, and set my waffle iron timer to about 4.5 minutes. Once the iron is ready, pour in enough batter to nearly just cover the top of the grates. Then flip and let your waffle iron go to work.
If all goes well, you should be greeted to a golden, crisp, disc of deliciousness.
Put him in a warm oven, while you make the rest of his friends and your Waffle Weekend is well underway.
Now throw on some fresh berries, and whipped cream (don’t mind if I do) and enjoy! Waking up the spouse and/or the kids to enjoy with you is optional.