Wednesday, November 24, 2010

wonderful waffles

in my life 
have I enjoyed waffles
quite so much.
And I've always enjoyed waffles.
these waffles.
These waffles are amazing.
They are almost as good leftover - warmed in the toaster.

I got the recipe from a book
that was more of a memoir than a cookbook
but it did have a recipe included with each chapter.
I'm not linking to it, 'cause I don't really recommend the book.
Just the waffle recipe.
Have I mentioned that the waffles are incredible?

You want me to share??
Oh, okay.

Needless to say, I tweaked it just a tad.

I should also mention
there is one tiny flaw to these waffles
which I have chosen to overlook
since I haven't manged to correct it.
We normally eat leftover waffles
as in 
straight out of the fridge
or even freezer,
but these waffles taste absolutely nasty plain.
But with maple syrup?
They are divine.
Add whipped cream;
you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.

Amazingly Wonderful Waffles
½ c. warm water
1 pkg. active dry yeast (2  1/3 tsp)
2 c milk, warmed
½ c. butter, melted (I use ½ coconut oil, ½ butter)
1 TBS honey
1 tsp salt
2 c. whole wheat flour (I use soft white)
2 eggs, beaten
½ tsp baking soda

Use a large mixing bowl; the batter will rise to double. 
Put the water in mixing bowl and sprinkle in yeast.
Let stand 5 minutes or so.
Add milk, butter, honey, salt, and flour to the yeast and beat until smooth.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap or towel and let stand overnight at room temp.
Just before cooking waffles, add the eggs and baking soda and stir till well mixed. 
Batter will be quite thin.
Cook on hot waffle iron using a scant 1/3 c. per grid.
(Do not use Belgian waffle maker - use the type that makes 4 waffles)
Bake until crisp and golden (for my waffle iron it takes 4:44)    

I usually make a double batch and have plenty of leftovers;
last time I made them, I just did 1 1/2 batches
and we ate every single one.
I think I know what we're having for breakfast tomorrow...


  1. yummy yummy, this sounds so good! almost enough to make me scour the BF ads for a waffle maker... but i can live on pancakes awhile longer, especially if Luke gets that 12 inch cast iron skillet i've got my eye on for half off at Kohls... i've wanted a cast iron skillet for sooooo long!

  2. ohhh...I've never tried a yeast waffle batter. I only have a Belgian waffle you know why that won't work? Maybe I'll just give it a shot anyways. I like to live on the wild side! :)

  3. I would guess it's because the batter is SO thin. I have a waffle iron that makes several hearts & the batter didn't work in it... These really are soo delicious though (although they don't smell like it!) that it'd be worth looking for a reg. waffle iron at thrift shops.