Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Buttermilk Waffles

These are some of the BEST waffles I have had.  The buttermilk gives these a little tangy flavor that balances out the sweetness.  You can add all the obvious additions to specialize your waffle.  We’ve done blueberries, chocolate chips and bananas, etc.


Classic Buttermilk Waffles
from King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion

Makes 4 waffles (you can easily double the recipe if needed)

1 large egg

1 tbsp sugar
7 oz buttermilk 1 tsp baking powder
1/2 stick butter, melted & cool 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt
1 c all-purpose flour  

Mix wet ingredients in bowl. In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and whisk together then add to wet mixture.  Mix until just blended.  Add any additional fruit or chips.  Pre-heat waffle iron, once heated add waffle batter to waffle iron.  When the waffle iron stops steaming, the waffle is ready.


I pre-heat the oven to 200* and put my waffles in there while the others cook, that way you can all eat together and have a hot waffle!  In this batch I added blueberries and butterscotch chip…  YUM!

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I know buttermilk isn’t a super popular item to have in your fridge but I would recommend you picking up a small carton.  We use it for making biscuits, soaking chicken for fried chicken, making dips, etc.  It has a pretty long shelf life so you should be able to use it before it goes bad.

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