I received a text message from The Hubster early this afternoon, around lunch hour. He mentioned he was chatting with his workmates (both women), and the subject of waffles came around…don’t ask me how. Well, to the point, he ended up having a powerful hankerin’ for waffles, and asked if we could have them for dinner this evening.
Considering that I married a man who, when I met him, ate pretty much the same four foods every week (cereal, pizza, Kraft Dinner, and a terrifying pasta concoction he called “Stuff” *shudder*), and still honestly couldn’t care what he ate from day to day, as long as it “isn’t gross” (a direct quote from the
legend man himself), I thought, well why the hell not. Waffles for dinner? Let’s Doooo Eeeet!
This recipe is from a cookbook I inherited from my father many years ago, named “The Family Circle Encyclopedia of Cooking” ©1990. There aren’t many recipes I’ve made from this gigantic tome, but I knew this waffle recipe would be a good one. Feel free to mess around with it a bit, as long as you keep the proportions right. Add your favourite flavourings and spices (vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, etc.), change the milk to something else (buttermilk? half sour cream? thinned out cream cheese? how about a dairy free choice like soy, rice, or coconut milk?), and swap out some of that AP flour for something more interesting (multigrain? Buckwheat? What about half oats pulverized in a food processor?). While my guy is Definitely Not A Fan of me messing around with classic recipes, hence why I made the recipe as-is, I strongly encourage everyone to try something different and kick your culinary masterpieces up a notch or two!
Yield: 10 standard size waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp sugar 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
In a medium-sized bowl, beat egg yolks together; stir in milk.