For Valentine’s Day this year, we received a very generous gift of a new waffle maker. My old waffle maker had a great little life but it came to an end and I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. I had Ty try and fix it a few times and finally he said that I needed to call it quits and move on. Don’t ask, its weird, I know, but it wasn’t easy and I was attached. It happens and it happens to appliances in my world. Until this lovely new iron came into our lives. I broke it in you’ll remember over Valentine’s weekend but that waffle didn’t compare to the one that I recently discovered.
These bad boys get your weekend started right and we’ve made it a little weekend ritual.
Check out this recipe, I got it off one of my favorite blogs, Orangette:
A Great Make-the-Morning-of Waffle
Adapted slightly from the “Waffle of Insane Greatness” recipe
The original version of this recipe calls for 1 cup milk or buttermilk, but I split the difference and use ½ cup of each. The texture of the batter was lovely, and I liked the slight tangy quality of the waffles, so I’d recommend that you try the same course of action.
Also, this waffle works in any kind of waffle maker.
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. table salt
1 ½ tsp. sugar
½ cup whole milk
½ cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil, such as canola
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¾ tsp. vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Whisk well. Add the milk, buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk to blend well, so that few (if any) lumps remain. Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat a waffle iron. Follow your waffle maker’s instruction manual for this, but my guess is that you’ll want to heat it on whatever setting is approximately medium-high. My waffle maker has a heat dial that runs from 1 to 7, and I turned it to 5. There’s no need to grease the waffle maker.
Pour an appropriate amount of batter into your hot waffle maker: this amount will vary from machine to machine, and you should plan to use your first waffle as a test specimen. Cook until golden and crisp.
Yield: depends on the size and configuration of your waffle iron