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World’s best waffles
There’s nothing particular difficult about this recipe, which produces
the best damn waffles I’ve ever eaten in my entire
life – crispy and golden-brown on the outside, positively ethereal on
the inside. The tricky part is just remembering to mix up the
ingredients the night before. It takes just a little over ten minutes to
do the advance prep – whip together the yeast batter just before going
out on a Saturday night, and the next morning, you’ll be rewarded with
a waffle worthy of the gods.
stick (4 tbsp.) butter
1 cup flour
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. rapid-rise yeast
1 cup milk (skim is fine)
2-3 (makes 6 waffles)
less than 15min the night before, 15min the next day
The night before…
Melt the butter in a covered saucepan over medium-low heat. Of course
you can also use a microwave if you prefer– I just don’t happen to
have one. Let the butter cool for ten minutes or so. Meanwhile, combine
the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl and stir it all up
with a fork. Once the butter’s cooled off, pour it into the bowl of
dry ingredients, then add the milk. Stir until the liquid ingredients
have been well-incorporated into the mix, and you have a reasonably
smooth-looking batter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit
at room temperature overnight.
When you’re ready to eat …
Saunter into your kitchen and take a peek at your batter. A miraculous
transformation will have taken place: instead of the smooth,
normal-looking waffle batter you had the night before, you should now
see a puffy, porous mixture that’s substantially more voluminous. It
may also have an odd, vaguely sourdough-like, yeasty smell. All this is
Pull out your waffle maker and plug it in. Spray or brush it lightly
with cooking oil. While it’s heating up, you can finish up the batter.
Separate the egg white into a small mixing bowl, and drop the yolk into
the yeast batter. Stir in the egg yolk. In the small bowl, beat the egg
white until it can hold nice, stiff peaks. Gently fold the beaten egg
white into the batter.
Time to start waffling! Ladle the batter into the waffle maker and
bake for 3-5 minutes, until deep golden brown. Serve immediately.
waffling this way!
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