Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I have been neglecting my Monday food blogging, and will try and get back on track but for this special Wednesday edition food blogging I present the best damned waffles you've ever had.

Seriously, once you've had them you will feel sorry for all the other waffles. (btw Amy, Mark and I are going to try and figure out how to make these suckers vegan, I'll let you know if it works out.)

You will need to make part of the batter the night before (these babies got yeast in them!) and to use a Belgian waffle maker (the fat kind) and flip it half way through cooking, but it's easy once you get the hang of it and it's all so worth it.

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
4 1/2 warm milk
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 cups flour
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Dissolve the yeast in the water in a medium bowl and allow to sit for a minute or two. Add the milk, butter. Put the flour, salt and sugar in the bowl of a mixer and stir until blended. Stir in the yeast/milk/butter mixture and beat for a minute. Cover with a clean wet kitchen towel and leave at room temperature overnight.

The next morning, preheat your waffle maker while you beat the eggs with a fork in a bowl and then beat them into the waffle batter along with the baking soda.

Add the batter to the waffle maker and close it. After about 30 seconds (using oven mitts!) flip the waffle maker over so the batter gets on the other side. (some waffle makers spin, but ours doesn't and this works great.)

Add maple syrup and or berries and enjoy the lightest, crispest on the outside, tenderest on the inside waffle you've ever had.


Val said...

Oh, yum - yes, please!!! We must have a brunch date again soon & I need to buy some of your awesome ceramic flowers soon.

Dancing Branflake said...

Ooohh... these look so good. I wonder what Teressa from Chocolate Chip Waffle will say about these.

mindy said...

oh my....i'm such a sucker for yummy breakfast food and this looks downright delicious!

Kristin said...

You've sold me. They are making it into the weekend breakfast rotation!

Brandi said...

Abigail, why do you spoil us so? It was better when I was able to read through more blogs in the morning. I'm SOOOO hungry again. 9:30pm isn't too late for breakfast, is it?

Gloria said...

Yummy looking waffles! I may have to try your method as mine don't quite come out looking like yours, but I'm still working on this cooking stuff. Smile today. :)

couture fashion said...

Waffles, yum. Definitely going to make some, only too bad they have yeast and need to be made ahead :(
And Brandi, it's never ever too late for breakfast.

hip hip gin gin said...

These look so yummy! I'm totally intrigued but I think I"m too chicken to flip my waffle maker. Although this might give me the perfect excuse to buy the cool spinny kind.

abigail said...

Brandi, it's NEVER too late for breakfast!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I'm not usually a fan of waffles but I'm going to give these a try. The recommendation is so convincing :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Yummmyy...cannot resist home-made waffles (or pancakes!)>