Prep 12 hrs
Cook 15 mins
Mashed potatoes in the batter give these waffles a soft, chewy texture. A great way to use up leftovers! The waffle batter should be made a day ahead, so plan accordingly. These delicious waffles are not too sweet, chock full of goodness, and they make a great gourmet meal breakfast, brunch, dessert, or even dinner if you like the idea of dessert foods for dinner! Prep time includes overnight refrigeration. From Food & Wine Magazine!
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1⁄4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄4 cup unsulphured molasses
- 1⁄2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped caraway seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3⁄4 cup rye flour
- 1 cup mashed potatoes, at room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 large egg whites
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- In a medium saucepan, warm the milk over moderately high heat until bubbles appear around the edge. Remove from the heat and stir in the cornmeal, molasses, chocolate, caraway seeds and salt. Let the mixture cool completely.
- Add the egg yolks and yeast to the batter; stir to dissolve the yeast. Stir in the all-purpose flour. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for 1 hour. Stir in the whole wheat and rye flours, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Bring the waffle batter to room temperature. Preheat a lightly oiled 8-inch-square waffle iron. Stir the mashed potatoes and melted butter into the batter. In a stainless-steel bowl, beat the egg whites with the sugar until soft glossy peaks form. With a rubber spatula, fold one-third of the beaten whites into the batter, then fold in the remaining whites.
- Pour a scant 1 1/2 cups of the waffle batter into the preheated iron and bake until browned and crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer the waffles to a platter and cover loosely with foil. Bake the remaining waffle batter; lightly brush the iron with oil between batches if necessary.