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Buttermilk Waffles

I’m in a hurry again today (I’d threaten to run away and join the circus, but who’d be able to tell the difference?) so here’s another recipe.

I liked how yogurt worked in my new pancake recipe so well that I decided to make some waffles using buttermilk this weekend.  The results were interesting – while they didn’t come out quite as crisp as my regular waffle recipe, the taste was so good that I consider it a fair trade-off.

If you can find a full-fat buttermilk, so much the better.  And as with any waffle recipe, don’t over mix the batter or they’ll come out tough.

And a tough waffle is an unhappy waffle.

Buttermilk Waffles

Makes about five 8″ round waffles

2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1½ teaspoons baking soda

2 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, separated

1 stick of butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturers instructions.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In another large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry.  In a smaller bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks.

Stir the egg yolks and buttermilk into the dry ingredients until just mixed – the batter should be lumpy.  Stir in the melted butter, then gently fold in the egg whites.

Bake in the hot waffle iron until the waffle iron stops steaming and the waffle is a golden brown.  Serve immediately.

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15 comments

Waffles!!! I could eat breakfast for every meal.
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Aliceson says:

Mmmm buttermilk! Just the other night I made a marinade for chicken with buttermilk, honey, garlic and S&P. Made the chicken so tender and delicious. Buttermilk is my new fave!
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Mama Badger says:

This is why you and I should go visit Maureen. We could spend our whole visit eating breakfast and talking. The blogosphere would miss us, but we’d be fine.
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LPC says:

I have a really good idea. You all come to MY house in California and Jan makes us waffles here:). I have two empty bedrooms…
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Erin says:

I’ve been craving pancakes or waffles.
I need a new griddle-ish thing for pancakes. Any recommendations?

The latest issue of Cooks Illustrated says to use oil instead of butter – that the water content in the butter contributes to sogginess.

I’d rather have a soggy butter-flavored waffle, though.

Lisa and MB have a great idea. Let’s do a blogger foodfest. I think I am more centrally located.
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Lynn says:

Mmmms…waffles. I’m kind of like Donkey, on Shrek. Big waffle lover. I’ve never tired buttermilk in waffles, but my recipe calls for whipping the egg whites before adding. Is that normal? I don’t know. But I agree–definitely need to get together for waffle tasting. Who’s bringing the OJ?

Michele says:

Quick breads should never be over worked. We love buttermilk waffles around here. Sometimes for dinner.
.-= Michele´s last blog ..RTT – He’s not Corpulent; he’s big boned =-.

A tough waffle is indeed an unhappy one. And we all know that there is nothing more frightening than a waffle with a chip on its shoulder.
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Linda Tustin says:

unless it is a chocolate chip! LOL

A tough waffle is a very unhappy waffle!
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Seriously, I am going to start holding you responsible for some of my lbs gained. Grr. (MUST MAKE THIS…)
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Pseudo says:

After my beef stew and dumpligs, I would like waffles for dessert. I have quite an appetite.
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If I had to choose between pancakes or waffles, waffles would win out every time. Now you’ve made sure that’s always going to be the case. ;)
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