The Best Buttery Homemade Waffles!
Waffles are a family favorite in this house and when my children were little I would make up a batch that were slightly under cooked (cooked thru but not browned), freeze them and they would make a quick and easy breakfast by popping them in the toaster. (I would divide them into the triangles to fit into the toaster)
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I have used a variety of waffle makers over the years and my go to favorite is a vintage waffle maker that makes waffle rectangles. I haven’t been able to find one exactly like it but this one creates similar shaped ones. It pops out these fabulously delicious waffles in no time and they are done to perfection. If you have a family to feed they now have a double one that cooks two waffles at a time.
These circles of deliciousness are pillowy soft on the inside while crispy on the outside. They are at their best eaten straight from the waffle iron. But if you need to serve a crowd and want to keep some warm while cooking the rest just let them cool slightly on a rack as they come off the waffle iron (lets some of the steam release that will make them mushy)then line them up on a baking sheet and keep them in a 200 degree oven.
We live at a higher elevation, 4000 feet so I have to adjust a bit. I will post the original recipe, which comes from my now vintage Betty Crocker cook book and my adjustments will be in parenthesis.
- 2 Eggs
- 1¾ cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 teaspoon baking powder (I cut it down to 1 Tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ salt
- Heat waffle iron (I have a Waring Pro Belgain waffle maker, love it!) In bowl beat eggs until fluffy; mix in remaining ingredients just until smooth. Pour batter onto center of hot waffle iron, about ⅔ to ¾ of a cup depending on your waffle maker. Bake until steaming stops, about 5 minutes (the Waring Pro has an automatic timer that beeps for you when they are done, the heat setting is 4)
- To keep them hot and crispy while making the other waffles, place the waffle on a baking sheet individually, not stacked, and keep in warm oven at 250 degrees.
Enjoy your waffles!
Here is a link to more about making adjustments in baking at higher elevations Betty Crocker-Baking at High Altitudes
You can make breakfast fun too by decorating your waffles, the kids love this.
These make a great base for desserts too!
Happy waffle making!