Now when I make waffles,I secretly up the ante a bit...first I make bacon. With the reserved bacon grease, I coat my waffle iron. And with what is remaining....I pour it in a measuring cup and make up the difference with butter.....and then I put it in my waffle batter....oh yum!
The nice thing about hot bacon grease is that it melts the butter for you.
And then the single most important thing I do with waffle batter, is to beat the egg whites separately. After the waffle batter is prepared, then I fold the beaten egg whites in gently, thus resulting in a light and fluffy waffle ever time.
Trust me, it is worth every bit of your effort.
My husband specifically requests that I over cook a few...poor man, he was raised on bad cooking and doesn't appreciate the cloudiness. He also asks me to overcook my cookies as well?!
seriously, the bacon grease just does it for me.
Grandpa likes peanut butter on his waffles. Some people like powdered sugar, jam or lemon curd. How do you like your waffles?
Me I like syrup always. On the left is a peach syrup I made the other night. On the right is grandma's home made syrup made with Mapeline.....my knees buckle.
4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 beaten egg yolks
2 whipped egg whites (heavy peaks)
4 cups milk or 2 cups milk and 2 cups buttermilk
1 cup butter and bacon grease reserve combined
Sift dry ingredients together. Combine egg yolks, milk and oil and hand beat into the dry ingredients. Finally, fold the beaten whites gently in. Cook according to waffle maker instructions.