How all Sunday mornings should be spent - lazy starts, coffee and the best buttermilk waffles covered in maple syrup and fresh summer strawberries!
This is how all Sunday mornings should be spent. Lazy starts, followed by delicious coffee and the best buttermilk waffles covered in strawberries and maple syrup. Perfection!
Almost as perfect as the amazing spring/summer feelings that are happening around here now. Sunny days, we have baby chicks, my flower garden has come out of the looking dead stage and is now so bright and colourful and Josh is rebuilding the polytunnel so that we can plant our summer veges. Plus I can actually leave the house most days without socks on which is amazing...summer is coming! The beautiful weather has meant that my lounge wallpaper stripping has taken a bit of a backseat and instead of taking me the 2 weekends I thought it would, I'm now into week 4...eeek! Plus, old wallpaper sucks. It's so hard! I just have to remember how amazing it's going to look once it's painted....so exciting!
Ok, back to breakfast. I think we've had this conversation before with my favourite blueberry pancakes but Josh is not a sweet breakfast person. He'll eat bacon & eggs any day of the week but really doesn't love pancakes or waffles. Which means that when the craving finally hits me so hard, I have to only make a few so that I don't eat the entire lot on my own. That's one of the reasons I love waffles so much, especially this recipe. Not only does it make the perfect crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside waffle, they freeze really well! Which means waffles for breakfast on Sunday and then again on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! Woohoo!
The trick with making the perfect waffles is separating the eggs. The egg yolks go in with all of the other ingredients, and then the egg whites are whipped until they form hard peaks and folded into the waffle batter. This extra step is what gives you the crispy outside and is so worth it! And I love using buttermilk instead of normal milk - they taste so much better. If you can't find buttermilk, make your own...it's easy!
One of the best things about waffles is how creative you can be with the toppings. Bacon & banana is always a favourite, fill them up with nutella and cover in chocolate chips for a chocolate hit, or even a scoop of ice-cream with chocolate sauce and sprinkles for the best dessert. But I can never go past keeping it simple with maple syrup poured all over them and especially at this time of year, fresh summer strawberries. Favourite breakfast ever!
Best Buttermilk Waffles
- 2 cups (280g) flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 eggs separated
- 115 g butter melted
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Maple syrup and strawberries for topping
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add egg yolks, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk together into a smooth batter.
- In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until the form stiff peaks and fold into the waffle batter.
- Using ½ cup of batter for each waffle, cook according to directions on your waffle maker. I cook mine for 3-4 minutes so that they are crispy on the outside.
- Serve immediately or cool on a wire cooling rack and freeze in a ziplock bag. To re-heat, remove from freezer and put in the toaster until warm or re-heat in your waffle maker.