Good Night Waffles
Adapted from Waring Pro
I have doubled this recipe and it works just fine. This recipe is part of the Waffle Bar that I set up on Thanksgiving morning. We typically have house guests and it works so well to have the waffle mix ready, the waffle iron hot and all the toppings ready for them. They can make their own waffles as soon as they are ready while I am preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Suggestions for toppings: compound butters (strawberry, peach, honey), homemade whipped cream, toasted pecans, fresh berries, fruit sauce ( made from frozen mixed berries), warmed maple syrup.
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
- 2 cups whole milk, warmed to about 105 degrees
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
The night before, combine the warm water, granulated sugar and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes for the yeast to bloom and become foamy. Stir in warm milk, melted butter and salt. Beat in the flour until smooth (I use a hand mixer on low speed). Wrap bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set on counter overnight. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Make sure you have a large enough bowl. The mixture will expand a good bit.
The next morning, stir in eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Makes about 6 waffles in a Belgian waffle maker.