We added blueberries to this batch (obviously), but they would be just as delicious with pecans, another kind of berry or even straight up. Make these for someone you love (perhaps for Dad next weekend??) and they will definitely thank you (I sure was thanking JiT)!
Crispy Weekend Waffles
Makes 12-14 waffles
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons malt powder
2 teaspoons corn meal
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), melted
1 3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 pint of fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Separate the eggs and add the egg yolks to the dry ingredient mixture.
Place the egg whites in a separate mixing bowl and beat until just stiff enough to form very soft peaks. Set bowl aside.
Add milk, melted butter and vanilla to the dry ingredient mixture and stir just until a smooth batter forms. Add 1/3 of the egg white mixture to the batter and mix the batter to lighten in. Fold in the remaining egg whites just until the batter is light and smooth. Fold in berries or other mix-ins if using.
Ladle mixture onto hot waffle iron and bake according the appliance instructions. Place baked waffles on a baking rack in an oven set at 225 degrees F to keep warm and crisp while you finish the batch. Serve immediately with butter, powdered sugar and syrup.
Note to Jessi/TKTC: If you’re reading this, you’ve likely noticed your blue tea towel making an appearance in the first photo. I SHOULD have given that back to you before we moved, but I never got the chance. So sorry, but its become my favorite towel and I think of you every time I use it. I owe you a new tea towel ; )