Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
These make a tasty change from regular old waffles leavened with baking powder and/or soda. They are especially good if you happen to have some sourdough starter in the fridge, though the original recipe did not call for it. Time does not include rising time.
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package fast-rising active dry yeast
- 1 (1/4 ounce) packageoutdated old yeast, for flavor, dissolved in the warm milk (optional)
- 2 cups warm milk (105-115 deg F)
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄3 cup butter or 1⁄3 cup margarine, melted and cooled
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Option: Replace 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup milk with 1 cup of proofed sourdough starter.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients in the order listed, and mix until just blended.
- Cover, and let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in bulk (or cover and refrigerate overnight, returning to room temperature before using).
- Stir down batter.
- Bake in a hot waffle iron until steaming stops and waffles are a golden brown.
- Serve as desired with butter, syrup, and/or jam, as desired.
I have this very same recipe (minus the outdated yeast/sourdough starter) and was going to post it -- luckily I checked first to avoid duplication. This makes the BEST waffles; they are feather-light and crispy just like restaurant-style, without having to beat the egg whites separately as in many recipes. (Note: I've always used regular [not fast-rise] yeast, although my recipe called for fast-rise too). Mix up the batter the night before and refrigerate in a covered pitcher overnight; this makes it so easy to pour right onto the waffle iron next morning. I don't bother letting batter return to room temp, just use it cold. My recipe also claims 3 servings, but I get at least 6 belgian-style (7") waffles out of it. You can pour smaller amounts of batter on the iron to make toaster-size waffles & freeze; they toast up deliciously but may break at the sections due to the delicate texture of the finished waffle. Try this recipe! You'll love it.