Recipe by Kimke
The secret to great waffles is a thick batter, so don't expect a pourable batter. The optional dash of cornmeal adds a pleasant crunch to the finished waffle. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Make toaster waffles out of leftover batter -- undercook the waffles a bit, cool them on a wire rack, wrap them in plastic wrap, and freeze. Pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast. From America's Test Kitchen
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (5 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg, separated
- 7⁄8 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat waffle iron.
- Whisk dry ingredients together in medium bowl.
- Whisk yolk with buttermilk and butter.
- Beat egg white until it just holds a 2-inch peak.
- Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in thin, steady stream while mixing gently with rubber spatula.
- (Do not add liquid faster than you can incorporate it into batter.) Toward end of mixing, use folding motion to incorporate ingredients.
- Gently fold egg white into batter.
- Spread appropriate amount of batter onto waffle iron.
- Following manufacturers instructions, cook waffle until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- (In a pinch, you can keep waffles warm on wire rack in 200-degree oven for up to 5 minutes.).