Buttermilk Waffles

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“The secret to great waffles is a thick batter, so don't expect a pourable batter. The optional dash of cornmeal adds a pleasant crunch to the finished waffle. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Make toaster waffles out of leftover batter -- undercook the waffles a bit, cool them on a wire rack, wrap them in plastic wrap, and freeze. Pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast. From America's Test Kitchen”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together in medium bowl.
  3. Whisk yolk with buttermilk and butter.
  4. Beat egg white until it just holds a 2-inch peak.
  5. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in thin, steady stream while mixing gently with rubber spatula.
  6. (Do not add liquid faster than you can incorporate it into batter.) Toward end of mixing, use folding motion to incorporate ingredients.
  7. Gently fold egg white into batter.
  8. Spread appropriate amount of batter onto waffle iron.
  9. Following manufacturer’s instructions, cook waffle until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. (In a pinch, you can keep waffles warm on wire rack in 200-degree oven for up to 5 minutes.).

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