Grandma's Sourdough Waffles

Recipe by Caryn Caldwell
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READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • The night before you want your waffles, mix the flour, yeast, and lukewarm water.
  • Put in tall bowl, as it will rise quite a bit.
  • Cover with towel and let sit in room temperature overnight.
  • In the morning, uncover and stir.
  • Don't be put off by the texture. It is supposed to look weird. Really.
  • Add the eggs and oil/milk, enough to make it thin enough to use.
  • It might be a little tough to make it all mix together, because it tends to be a bit sticky, but keep at it.
  • Usually helps if you've mixed the eggs a little in a separate bowl, so you're not dealing with a whole yolk.
  • In small, separate bowl combine baking soda and sugar. Mix until no lumps.
  • Add to soda & sugar mixture to bowl with waffle dough.
  • Stir until mixed in.
  • Let sit about fifteen minutes. (A good time to start preheating your waffle iron.)
  • Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. You'll need to repeat this occasionally as the spray wears off.
  • Experiment with amounts of waffle dough to put in the iron and times. For us, we use a ladle and cook each waffle for 3-5 minutes. Those sizes and times work perfectly for us, but I'm sure waffle irons vary in size and cooking times.
  • You can get creative with adding other ingredients. I haven't tried any of these yet, but I've heard adding crumbled bacon, blueberries, grated apples, etc. to the mix before making the waffles works well.
  • For us, the recipe usually yields 8-9 waffles, enough for 3-4 people. It might differ for your waffle iron.
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