Yeah. That's not going to happen. So I'd figured I'd share this recipe because these waffles are amazing.
I think waffles are incredibly underrated. They're so warm and comforting; it's a really nice treat to be able to pull one out of the freezer and heat it up before work. Or, you can throw some fruit and whipped cream on it and call it dessert!
Here are some tips on making the perfect waffles (pay special attention to number 2):
- Sift your dry ingredients as if you're making any floured dessert.
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Whip the whites until they become fluffy and fold them in at the end. THIS will give you fluffy waffles.
- Don't let the waffle iron get too hot - and make sure you spray it! With some irons, you can set the temperature. Make sure it doesn't get too hot, you want your waffles to cook evenly.
- Make the entire batch at once! Waffles are easier to freeze when they're whole rather than keeping the batter in the refrigerator.
- Take care of your waffle iron. I've even cleaned mine with an old, soft toothbrush. You want to make sure all of those trenches in the waffle iron pan are kept clean, or else you're going to get a very unwelcome, burnt taste in your mouth next time you make waffles!
This is a recipe that belongs in your family's cookbook. These waffles are wonderful on their own or with a little syrup or butter; I don't ever feel the need to mix anything in to make the recipe better. How do you like your waffles?
Yield: about 10 waffles, depending on size of waffle iron
Prep Time: 20 min
- 2 ¼ c flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 c vegetable oil
- 1 ½ c milk
Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.
Separate your egg whites and egg yolks. Add the vegetable oil and milk to the egg yolks. Beat well and then add to the dry ingredients. Beat to combine.
Whip your egg whites until fluffy and then fold in to your waffle batter. Heat and grease your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Pour the waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron and cook for about 5 minutes each. Serve immediately or freeze to serve later.