This post was originally posted on From Cass with Love on 2 January 2012
My waffle / sandwich / panini machine was a gift from Stephen on my birthday in 2010. Since then, I only used it once for waffles. This is the second time I’m using it today… hahaha. *sheepish grin* But after discovering this recipe, I’m sure it’s gonna make its appearance more now 😉 This recipe is none other from King Arthur Flour’s The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook, which I bought a few months back, but have yet to try anything from there. I have their cookie companion where my gingerbread men comes from, tested some of their online recipes like the deep dark fudge brownies… I liked what I’ve tried so far. The recipe gives an option of two types of flour – pastry and all-purpose. The book notes that if you are using pastry flour, it will be extra crispy and light as air inside. If you’re using all-purpose flour, the waffles will have more body, still light but chewier inside. I made mine with all-purpose flour and love the chewiness. Will try it with pastry flour next round to see the difference in texture!
Adapted from King Arthur Flour's The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups pastry flour, or 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
1. Beat together butter, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
2. In a larger bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Combine both mixtures and mix until just smooth (if there are little lumps it's okay). Leave batter aside for about 5 mins. (The rest gives time for the baking powder and soda to react with the buttermilk, resulting in fluffy waffles!)
4. Butter your waffles iron and heat it up.
5. Once heated, laddle the batter into the middle of your waffle iron, spreading it out slightly. It's okay if the edges are empty, it'll fill up when you close the cover.
6. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. (Tip! If you want it to be crisper on the outside, flip your waffle and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes longer!)