Waffles

Waffles

Joel got me a waffle iron for Christmas this year. Well, technically it was for the house (yes, we buy our house a gift every year), but I don't see the house making me waffles, so I guess it is really for me. Anyway, since I opened it, I have made 2 different waffle recipes in search for the best one. The first one I made was from the instruction manual that was in the box. It was OK, but wasn't the best waffle I've ever had. However, on NYE, I tried a different recipe from a blog I've been following for a while. Oh goodness, did that make a delicious waffle! Now that I've had a taste of homemade waffles, I can see them becoming a weekend breakfast staple!

3/4 cup Flour
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 cup Buttermilk (I subbed milk with 1T lemon juice) 
1/4 cup Milk
6 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Egg, separated
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda. In a measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, and vegetable oil. In a small bowl, beat the egg white to soft peaks. Sprinkle in the sugar and continue to beat until the peaks are firm and glossy. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until just mixed. Gently fold in the egg white into the batter with a spatula until just incorporated. Scoop the batter onto a hot waffle iron and cook until the waffle is crisp and brown. Heat the oven to 200 degrees and place the waffle directly on the oven rack to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining waffle batter. When all waffles are cooked, serve immediately. Amount of waffles varies, depending on the amount of batter your waffle iron takes. My waffle iron takes about 3/4 cup of batter per waffle, so I was able to make 5 waffles. Uneaten waffles can be wrapped and refrigerated for a day or two, reheating in the oven, or frozen to be eaten another day.

SOURCE: Buns In My Oven