Thursday, January 9, 2014

Yeast Waffles

This is last recipe I made at home during Christmas. I guess the holidays really are over.

We made these waffles with my parents’ barnyard waffle maker. You can have a waffle chick, cow, horse, or barn. I prefer the chick because it’s cute and the barn because it's big. 

This is only one of the waffle recipes my parents use. Another fantastic recipe they use contains cornstarch and cornmeal. You beat the egg whites to give the waffle more air. It is my favorite waffle recipe, but it’s also quite persnickety.

I am not sure where this recipe came from.  It requires 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, ¾ cup cornmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 package active dry yeast, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 ¾ cups milk, 2 eggs, and 1/3 cup oil or melted butter.  We substituted some of the flour for whole-wheat pastry flour. 

The night before we ate the waffles we combined the flour, sugar, yeast, vanilla, and salt.

We also added the milk, egg, and oil.

We mixed it well using an electric beater.

We covered the batter and let it sit overnight.

In the morning we stirred the batter. It puffs up nicely overnight. It also smells yeasty.

We poured some batter into a hot, greased waffle iron.

This is a family favorite waffle recipe. It’s quick and only requires one bowl.

The waffles are crisp on the outside and light on the inside. We ate ours slathered with pure maple syrup. If you make these, you won’t regret it!

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