We have decided that these waffles will be our new New Year's Day tradition. This is my Grandma's recipe and really, I mean it when I say that they are the best. waffles. ever.
The recipe is a little high maintenance, but it is worth the extra work. I promise. They are delicious with regular syrup or even better with homemade blueberry sauce and whipped cream...whatever your preference.
So here is the recipe...in Grandma Pearl's wording
Light Crisp Waffles
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup of cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk
6 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 egg separated
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
(we double the batch)
*Heat oven to 200 degrees
*Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and soda in a medium bowl
*Measure buttermilk, milk and veg. oil in a 2 cup measuring cup- mix in egg YOLK and set aside
*Beat egg whites in a small bowl with an electric hand mixer to almost soft peaks
*Sprinkle in sugar and continue to beat egg whites until white and glossy. Beat in vanilla extract.
*Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until just mixed.
*Add egg white mixture to batter in dollups. Fold in with spatula until just incorporated.
*Add batter 1/2 cup to hot waffle iron and cook until crisp and "nutty" brown.
*Set waffle directly on rack in preheated oven to keep warm and crisp. (or just eat immediately like we do)
If you have any leftovers...you can freeze the waffles and then pop them in the toaster.
Here is one last look at the
best. waffles. ever.
just in case you still needed more convincing