Monday, March 2, 2009

Basic Waffle Recipe

Waffles. I love them. I love anything that is soaked in maple syrup. I've been using this recipe for years to rave reviews. A note to ensure puffiness: Make sure your baking powder is fresh and that you beat the wet ingredients separately before adding to the dry ingredients. This keeps them from going flat.


Ingredients:
 
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 cup water
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon oil
Pinch salt
Nonstick cooking spray

Method:
1. Preheat waffle iron.

2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Blend water, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and blend until lumpy. Add oil and mix until mostly smooth.

3. Spray iron with nonstick spray and use about ½ cup of batter per waffle. The exact amount will vary depending on the depth of the waffle wells.

4. Cook about 4 minutes, but this can also vary depending on your iron. I usually go by smell. When they start to smell toasty, I’ll peek and see if they are done.

5. Serve with butter and maple syrup or strawberries and whipped cream. Makes about 10 Belgian waffles in my Krups waffle iron.