Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homemade Waffles {Sweet Treat Tuesday}

So after a couple of years of seeing other bloggers post recipes for waffles, and me having to skip over them because I didn't have a waffle maker, I can finally go back and check out the recipes! I bought a waffle maker for myself for Christmas. I only bought a small cheap one because I didn't want to invest in a more expensive one and then not use it. So, I tried my hand at homemade waffles on New Year's Day. It was a definite success! They were delicious and everyone loved them. I was going for the Waffle House waffles, and these are close, but not the same. I changed the copy cat recipe a bit, so maybe that had to do with it. I hate using shortening unless I have to, so that was omitted and I used different amounts of the milk and creams. These were great though. Homemade waffles are SO much better than frozen ones. Who knew what I was missing?

Homemade Waffles
inspired by Mommy's Kitchen

1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy cream (half and half will work too)
1/4 cup milk
1/2  cup buttermilk
1  teaspoon vanilla

Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir to combine and set aside. In a large mixing bowl (I used my mixer.), lightly beat the egg adding in sugar and butter and mixing well until smooth. Add the cream, milk, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture while beating and mix until smooth. Cover and chill overnight, or use the batter right away.

To make waffles, spray nonstick spray on a waffle iron, and preheat it. Leave the batter out of the refrigerator to warm up a bit as your waffle iron is preheating. Spoon batter into the waffle iron and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the waffles are light brown. The amount you put on the waffle will depend on your type of waffle maker. This makes 5 large round waffles or 10 smaller square waffles.


Rita said...

I remember making this for my boys when they were growing up; what a special treat. Your photo is picture perfect.

Unknown said...

I made these waffles for brunch on Father's Day, and my husband loved them so much that he devoured all but three. Thanks for such a fabulous recipe! My only alteration was to use sour cream in place of buttermilk, but only because I was too lazy to run out to the store. ;)


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