Brunch is one of those luxuries in life we indulge in once in a while and during the holidays we had a big pot luck brunch with our friends and family! What an awesome combination – sleep in time, good food, good friends, family, time off and a day with nothing else to do, but eat and relax! Our contribution to the pot luck was a pile of WAFFLES! As you likely know by now, we have waffles at home all the time – thanks for my mother in law’s gift – a great waffle maker! This time around, we decided to make yeasted waffles and I found this recipe from smittenkitchen.com and they turned out great! So here’s the recipe for you to try:
- ½ cup warm water (about 105 to 110 degrees)
- 1 packet of dry active yeast (or 2¼ teaspoons)
- 2 cups milk, warmed
- 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour (we used whole wheat flour)
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- The night before:
- Pour warm water in a large bowl, sprinkle yeast on top and let it dissolve and foam for about 15 minutes.
- Stir in milk, butter, salt, sugar and flour and whisk until all the ingredients are combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set out on counter overnight.
- The next morning, whisk in eggs and baking soda until smooth add add to the batter.
- Heat waffle iron and pour just enough batter in the waffle iron. I set my waffle iron on ½ and the waffles turned out browned and crispy!
- Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
The waffles were crispy on the outside and soft inside. At first, I put the setting of my waffle maker to 4 but that made the waffles too brown and too crispy. I found setting 1/2 is good to make them golden brown and crispy but still soft inside.