Thursday, May 19, 2011

Try It This Weekend Thursday: Waffles

Last summer when my mother-in-law was visiting I made these waffles for breakfast one Saturday morning.  Mr. Amen had asked me to make them for her because he didn't realize that waffle batter was different from pancake batter.  He had gone his entire childhood and adult life believing that to make waffles, one simply made pancake batter and cooked it in a waffle iron.

Well, I'm here to tell the world waffle batter is VERY different from pancake batter.  While one certainly doesn't want heavy pancakes, by their very nature pancake batter is much heavier.  Waffle batter is savory instead of sweet, like pancake batter.  If you've never taken the few extra minutes to make a real waffle batter - try it!  It's delicious, light and totally worth the effort.

1 ¾ c. flour
3 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 beaten egg yolks
1 ¾ c. milk
½ c. vegetable oil
2 stiffly beaten egg whites

Sift together dry ingredients. 
Combine yolks, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients. 
Fold in whites, leaving a few fluffs.
Bake in waffle iron.

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