Friday, February 11, 2011

Waffles of Insane Greatness

Last week, I posted a recipe for the most delicious, fluffy and perfect Buttermilk Pancakes. I declared that I would make them every Saturday for the rest of my life. But, as we all know, I change my mind... often. And I get bored when I restrict my cooking creativity. And well, you can't blog very well when you make the same recipes over and over again, though it's tempting at times!

So I decided to try the next best thing, Buttermilk Waffles! I did a search on the food network's website and came across these Waffles of Insane Greatness. They had a 5-star rating from users, so I was confident that they would be a winner. I've never seen a waffle recipe that called for cornstarch, so I also searched the internet to find out it's purpose - to create a crisper waffle with a fluffy inside. There's nothing worse than a soggy waffle, in my opinion!

I decided to double the recipe, and store the leftover waffles in the freezer for quick mid-week breakfasts, and they only lasted about a week. With my 8" circle waffle iron, I made about 9-10 waffles by doubling the recipe.

Waffles of Insane Greatness
from, Aretha Frankenstein's Restaurant

3/4 c. All-purpose flour
1/4 c. Cornstarch
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Butter and Syrup, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk.
Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla, whisk to incorporate.
Let batter sit for 30 minutes.
Heat waffle iron (I used setting 3/4 out of 5).
Do not use nonstick spray, ladle batter onto iron and cook as waffle iron specifies.
Serve immediately with butter and syrup.


Cate said...

We got 3 waffle makers for our wedding then gave them all away when we left for Asia in 2009. This recipe is making me realize I need to go buy a new one TODAY because I feel like my weekend won't be complete without these!

Kelly said...

It's funny, I feel like I am the same way. I will say that is the downside of being a blogger and a creative-minded cook. I regularly make recipes that I think are fantastic and should definitely be repeated, but alas, then my attention gets taken by something else. I do love a waffle of insane greatness thought so these sound delicious.

Dawn said...

I looooove waffles with lotsa blueberries. And they must be the old fashioned ones over the Belgium waffles. have me droooling.

Joanne said...

This is exactly why I DESPERATELY need a waffle iron! These sound fantastic.

Devon said...

I ordered waffles on the cruise & was ridiculously disappointed at how soft they were... I like mine to be slightly crispy!

Yours look perfect though!

LauraJayne said...

Waffles are totally my comfort food - and those look great!

Anonymous said...

Wow, its nice receipe for snacks.
I think its a nice combination of Tea and Waffels. I like it very much.


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This is very nice recipe is making. I often do this recipes, I think it is fantastic and should definitely be repeated.

Hard hats said...

Its one of the yummy Recipe i like it very much it created by so many things which i like the most means butter milk and all.