weekend brekkies :: buttermilk waffles!
we LOVE waffles in this house. they are king. they are hubby's favorite breakfast food, i think. he has food rules. one of them is that he must have waffles with peanut butter on them. at first, i thought this was mad! insanity! to me a waffle means butter and syrup. i'm a purist about certain things. (like corn on the cob. don't give me no funny gourmet butters and spices. i like butter and salt and that's all!) to hubby, waffles mean peanut butter. (and pizza means sausage or pepperoni an nothing else...but i digress). anyway, he is serious enough about this that he has been known to bring his own peanut butter to late night breakfast establishments that did not have they're own. yes. i married this guy.
and the funny thing is that the baby loves them, too. she'll be 10 months old next week and by far her favorite thing to eat is waffles. i get her the Kashi ones because i can't keep up with her demand for them. my son will eat anything with maple syrup, so a waffle works for him!
so, this recipe is my absolute favorite. but i will warn you, it's labor intensive. it's not for the Le'go my Eggo kind of waffle eater. it's for serious-about-your-food-types. and i promise they are SO worth the effort.
(from Martha, of course. leave it to her to make us work for our breakfast)
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted unsalted butter, plus more for waffle iron
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
- 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Grease waffle iron with a small amount of melted butter, and heat. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. --easy for little hands. "i'm making SNOW, mommy!"
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.
Ladle about 1/3 cup batter onto each section of the waffle grid; spread batter almost to the edges. Close lid, and bake 3 to 5 minutes, until no steam emerges from waffle iron.
Transfer cooked waffles to a baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while using remaining batter. --while this works, they are infinitely better off the waffle iron. it's worth not getting to eat together to have even just ONE right off the iron.
we served ours with fruit salad and some deeeeelicious bacon. YUM! happy weekend eating to you!