Friday, January 28, 2011

Malted Waffles

When I woke up yesterday morning to a spectacular winter wonderland outside my window (19.1 inches total), my first thought was how gorgeous!  My second, less upbeat thought was damn, another snow day off from school, how am I going to get any work done?!  

After absorbing that reality for a minute or two, I quickly shifted gears. My third, more optimistic thought was I think we might have all the ingredients to make waffles. Luckily, we did. So with things looking up, I dug out the old waffle iron and enlisted the help of my lovely assistant. 

Those waffles were great fuel, they kept me going through shoveling and two snowball fights.
Yield: about 8 (4” x 4”) waffles

1 3/4 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup malt powder (or another 1/4 cup flour, of course the waffles won't be malted)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
melted coconut oil or canola oil for brushing waffle iron (only if it isn’t non-stick)

1.      Whisk milk, eggs, and melted butter in a large bowl to blend. Add flour, malt powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt; whisk until batter is smooth. If the batter is too thin, add a few more pinches of flour.  Can be made 1 hour ahead; let batter stand at room temperature.
2.      Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. If your waffle iron isn’t non-stick, brush lightly with oil. Pour enough batter onto each waffle grid to cover generously, about 1/2 cup each (the amount depends on the size of your waffle iron). Close waffle iron and cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes.
3.      Serve waffles with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit (or desired toppings).

adapted from Yves Camdeborde

my helper, whisking the batter (wearing a Louisiana State
University cheerleading uniform her Aunt Randi gave her)
pouring the batter
peeking in (almost done)
with maple syrup

1 comment:

Randi said...

Maddie makes an awesome LSU cheerleader!

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