Crispy Waffle Recipe

Personally, I love homemade waffles. I find that they are a delicious, relatively quick and simple food to make. True, waffles are similar to pancakes; however I think they are a little more exciting, and can be made into a nicer-looking dish with a little bit of creativity. They don’t have to be used only as a breakfast food, either. Serve them at a child’s birthday party, or just as a fun lunch or dinner at home.

Waffle lovers may feel that it is hard to find a recipe that produces fluffy waffles without losing the sweet taste or crisp consistency. Here is the recipe that I believe to be close to perfect:

2 egg yolks,

2 cups of milk,

2 cups of all-purpose flour,

1 tablespoon of baking powder,

1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt,

1/3 cup of oil

2 egg whites

First, preheat the waffle maker. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and the milk, oil, vanilla and egg yolks in another. Add the wet mix to the dry one and stir until the batter is a bit lumpy. Stiffly beat the egg whites, and fold them into the batter by hand. Pour a small amount of batter into the waffle iron; be careful not to put too much as it will leak, and let cook for 3-5 minutes.  Serve with fruit, ice cream, maple syrup or other favorite toppings! You can also create pre-flavored waffles by adding chocolate chips, fresh blueberries or pecans to the batter. My husband particularly loves when I sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.