I haven’t gotten a chance yet to make the Halpern overnight yeast waffles made always perfectly by my mother-in-law Pat Halpern but when I wake up early enough in the summer, I am able to whip up a batch of waffles or pancakes for my family. There are so many recipes for waffles but this is a gem out of all the recipes that I’ve experimented with. I stumbled upon Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife. I tend to look for simple, easy, and quick recipes and this is right on the ball. Straight out of the waffle iron and onto the plate it goes. This recipe features a homemade syrup as well that I still need to try and it sounds so yummy! The crispiness and the subtle taste of buttermilk paired with our favorite maple syrup is comforting on a muggy and rainy summer morning.
2 eggs (separated)
2 cups buttermilk*
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup melted butter
* if using regular milk, decrease to 1 3/4 cups milk and increase baking powder to 4 tsp and omit baking soda
1.Place the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl.
2.Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) together in a large bowl. Set aside.
3.To the yolks, add the buttermilk and beat well.
4.Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Don’t over mix.
5.Add the melted butter
6.Place the whites in bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
7.Fold the beaten egg whites carefully into the batter until just incorporated.
8.Bake in hot waffle iron until steaming stops.
9.Serve right away with yummy buttermilk “Change your Life syrup!”
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