Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles

This recipe was just a Friday morning tradition, but now it has extended to every day of the week!

My kids love these waffles so much that I am forced, forced, I tell you, to triple the recipe and slave over a hot waffle iron for several hours just so that my ravenous horde can have extras to stick in the toaster for their morning cravings before school– Those slave drivers…..

Actually, I have been known to burn several batches because I have thrown batter on the griddle and gone to pitch hay or go on a trail ride or something…..

Course, my handsome husband and I never have any for breakfast… ever….we would never dream of depriving our children of their every need and desire by consuming it ourselves…..

We have no idea where that entire platter of waffles went, honestly children, no idea whatsoever…..

The hay-auction-waffles-003Cast of Characters-

 If I had a Nikon d80…..

(yes, I have lowered my standards from the Nikon d90, have you seen the prices on those babies? Whew, you could buy a good used car for that!  For pete’s sake people, we are in a recession here!!) 

As I was saying, if I had a Nikon, you would be able to see the lovely variation of color in our homegrown eggs sitting proudly in the forefront of the picture. 

Do you see the egg on top of the stack?  Can you tell that it is green?  It was just laid this morning, still warm in fact…..

Yes, there are really are green eggs and ham, or in this case, green eggs in my waffles….

We have a breed of chicken, called an Ameraucana, that actually lays green eggs…..

 We love having visitors collect eggs…. they always come out of the coop with the strangest looks on their faces……  Tee, hee, hee!

 

But, alas, once again, I digress…..

 

In a large mixing bowl, place a sifter.  Combine 2 cups flour, 1 tblsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt and sift together.

If you don’t havhay-auction-waffles-004e a sifter,        I’m sorry,         you can’t make this recipe……

 

 

Just Kidding! 

 

 

Just spoon your flour into your measuring cups and then stir the other ingredients in thoroughly– spooning ensures that the flour stays light and fluffy instead of compacting in your bowl and making your waffles heavy…..

It’s also a nice way to warm up on winter evenings with your handsome husband….. Oh, did I just write that?  Is it getting hot in here?

 

Moving on…..

 

Taking 3 eggs, separate them, yolks in one bowl and whites in another— make sure the bowls are fairly good sized—if you don’t know how to seperate eggs, you’ll have to Google it or check back later— didn’t take pictures of that step and it’s been too long of a day for me to explahay-auction-waffles-005in it to you coherently without pictures—- suffice it to say, that it is very easy— you can do it, I have faith in you…..

 

Taking a small hand mixer,

my handsome husband calls it a boat motor, (‘course, he also calls me his sexy Betty Crocker, so I would not listen to a single word he says…)

Beat egg whites until light and fluffy ahay-auction-waffles-007nd stiff peaks form–

Set aside….       

      

Combine egg yolks, 2 cups buttermilk, and a 1/4 cup plain yoghurt.  (you can use 1/4 vegetable oil, but that just sounds so….. fattening and unhealthy…. but hey,  you use whatcha got on hand)

  Mix well and add to flour mixture.  Stir gently only just until moistened— you don’t want to beat this batter to death— it ain’t pretty—

Take egg whites and fold into batter– once again, no pictures, Google it– so easy, I have faith in you!

Don’t worry about little clumps of fluffy egg white- they will just cook into little light air pockets in your waffle, all the better to soak up yummy syrup….

Make sure your waffle iron is nice and hot and sprayed with non stick cooking spray— it’s best to preheat it while you are making the batter–

If I was better organized, I would have told you that at the beginning, but I’m not and I didn’t, so go have a cup of coffee and come back in a few minutes when it’s hot…… 

(By the way, you too can have the gourmet waffle iron that I am using in this recipe for the awe inspiring price of $5 at Wally World’s after Thanksgiving salhay-auction-waffles-008e! )                                                                   

I am also angling for the Cuisinart Waffle Iron for Christmas….. I have such simple taste…

 

Double the waffles, half the time, more yumminess, I don’t see how this is not a win, win situation…

 

Now, cook waffles and more waffles and more waffles until your hand falls off…..Just kidding about the hand part…

Ahay-auction-waffles-011nd, SERVE!

Note the Cinnamon Maple Cream Syrup from the other day– I told you they were addicted to it!

If you would like to satiate the soon to be crazy demands of your children who will want these every morning of their lives, you can set aside the extras until cool, grab a gallon size freezer bag and layer 4 waffles at a time between sheets of wax paper.  Keep refrigerated.

The wax paper keeps them from sticking together into one big messy mess— I don’t know this from personal experience because I was too smart to even try it without the wax paper— but if you think you are smarter than me, and want to save money on wax paper, go ahead, give it a try and let me know how it goes for ya….

 

Then when you are laying in bed, trying desperately to ignore the fact that it is morning, and your children are beating down the door screaming for breakfast, you can yell at them to go pop a few of these in the toaster while you grab some more shut eye—-

 

Actually, I am just kidding about the laying in bed part– we are usually up way before our children, honestly…..

It is the only time to have a quiet cup of coffee around here… and, we only yell at them once in a while….. we are the epitome of perfect parents…..

 

Bemustangs-aruba-006sides, we have beasties to feed…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles Ingredients

2 C all purpose flour

1 Tblsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs, seperated

2 cups buttermilk (or milk)

1/4 cup plain or vanilla yoghurt (or vegetable oil)

Published on November 20, 2008 at 11:07 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. The most entertaining recipe i have ever found, making me really hungry too, I plan to pass this recipe off to my husband to make! can’t wait!, thank you kathy

    p.s. i want to thank you for beautiful comments on my petloss lens, and i am so sorry to hear about your Jack missing, the only comfort i can offer, and would do myself is put him in God’s hands, With God, all things turn out to the good,

  2. Love your recipe but you need a print button for printer friendly versions.

  3. Best. Waffles. Ever. Found your recipe last year, didn’t bookmark then spent months trying to recreate. Finally found it again today and almost sobbed with joy. Waffles aren’t to be made half-assed and this recipe is perfection in a fluffy hot square. Thank you!

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  5. Love this recipe I’ve been using it for a few years!!

  6. So glad you love this recipe! Definitely a family favorite for sure – these recipes, and others, have moved over to injosieskitchen.com and this site will be shut down soon. Maybe join us in the kitchen over there? 🙂


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