Fluffy & Crispy Waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cup flour
  • a dash of salt

Instructions

Let’s just get the hard part out of the way because I don’t want you to miss it.

Separate your eggs! The yolks will go into the bowl you plan to put all of your other ingredients in. The whites will need to go into a separate bowl that is still big enough to use a hand mixer in.

To the bowl with the yolks add 1/2 cup of softened butter, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 tsp of baking powder, 2 cups of flour, and a couple shakes of salt. Combine these ingredients well.

Remember those egg whites you put in a separate bowl? Well, I hope you remember because this recipe isn’t very long. You’re going to use the whisk attachment on your hand mixer to make them fluffy. Mix them until you get stiff peaks. You don’t know what stiff peaks are? I didn’t for the longest time. Another way to tell it’s ready is when you can flip your bowl over and the egg whites don’t move. I apologize that I didn’t get a picture of this for you.

Do not, I repeat, do not just flip your bowl over. You might loose all of your whites and this is what makes your waffles fluffy. Go slowly. If the egg whites seem like they are going to slide out of the bowl or the top might fall out mix them a little more. Do not over mix them, they will get grainy if you do.

Once you’ve gotten your egg whites whipped add them to the rest of the ingredients and FOLD THEM IN. You want the egg whites to be well combined but you don’t want to over mix it.

Now you’re ready to cook up your waffles.

Spray, oil, or butter your waffle iron. How long it takes to cook your waffles will depend on what type of waffle maker you have. I have a round Belgium waffle maker. It conveniently has a little light that tells me when my waffles are done. It usually takes about 3 minutes. I’ve also used this recipe on a standard 4 waffle iron and that takes about 4-5 minutes.

This recipe will make 4-5 waffles.

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