The Original Best Waffle Recipe

by Waffle King on September 29, 2010

Great recipes aren’t just stumbled upon by accident, they are born.  The Original Best Waffle Recipe is no exception.

A fine steak house will sneer at a customer for defiling their dinner with steak sauce or ketchup (catsup?). They sneer, and rightfully so, because the steak has been expertly prepared and the flavor needn’t be masked with a topping. The same can be said of the best waffle recipe. Syrup? No thank you. Jam? Are you kidding me? Butter? Oh please! This sweet waffle was born to run free.  It’s exact origin? No one knows. It’s original title, “Norwegian Waffle” suggests a viking heritage. It has even been suggested that Eric the Red himself had a hand in the recipe which, once perfected, cause the vikings to stop pillaging and start waffling….We suggest you do the same.

1  1/4 Cups Sugar (yes sugar, that’s what give the waffles their power )
3 Eggs
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp Vanilla
1  1/2 Tsp Ground Cardamom
3/4 Cup Melted Butter
2 Cups Milk
3 Cups Flour

Beat on high speed until very thick: sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, cardamom. Add and blend butter, milk and flour. Bake in waffle iron until light brown (waffle is meant to be dense, not crispy). Do not over bake. Serve with fresh fruit or jam, if you dare. May be eaten cold and with hands. This is a sweet waffle and can be served at brunch. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Yields about 15 Belgian style waffles.


Easy Buttermilk Substitute

by Waffler on March 23, 2012

If you’re like me and you salivate over waffle recipes on Friday afternoons and dream of biting into crispy, yet fluffy, goodness on Saturday morning then you’ve probably noticed how many call waffle recipes call for buttermilk. I mean, who keeps buttermilk? What’s a guy to do? Luckily, there are some easy ways to make buttermilk at home so you can try out that great waffle recipe you found on this site or elsewhere (and if you find an awesome one, don’t be stingy, please share it!). Buttermilk is simply slightly soured milked, originally it was the leftover liquid after running the family butterchurn. Fortunately today, you don’t have to go through so much effort.

Buttermilk Substitution Recipe:

1 Tablespoon White Vinegar OR Lemon Juice per cup of needed buttermilk
Put 1 Tbsp. White Vinegar (or Lemon Juice) into your measuring cup. Add milk up the the amount that you need. Wait a 5 minutes.

OR If you’re like my wife then you’ll just substitute milk for buttermilk. It’s really about the same, isn’t it? OR Did you know you can freeze buttermilk? Sure! Instead of substituting next time freeze it in 1 Cup pucks for later use. Though I’m not entirely sure how long buttermilk will last while frozen, I would advise you to use it within a few months. Any longer and it’s up to you!


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