Two weeks ago, I went down town with the family and came across this bakery. Bought some bread (tasted horrible) and waffles (amazingly good). This got me rekindled back to where I bookmarked this recipe.
I am horrible in the cyber world. Partly because I don't have the patience to slowly look through pages and pages of information and partly I don't know how to search!
Anyway, thanks to my blogging circle of friends, who are constantly my inspiration and mentors. I saw Eat a piece of Cake's, I knew right away that I got to try this very soon.
Why? because I love waffles!
In my opinion, the smell of yeast in this recipe is very strong. The texture is light and crisp. It doesn't emit a nice aroma while cooking.
By the time my girl came down for her breakfast, the waffle already "deflated" and thus it is only advisable if you eat it freshly made as in right on the spot. Then again, if it is deflated, you can reheat it to create back the crisp.
What you need:
½ cup warm water
8g instant yeast
2 cups whole milk, warmed
70g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
288g plain flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¼ tsp baking soda
Pour the water into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the water, and let stand to dissolve for 5 minutes. (The batter will rise to double its volume, so choose a bigger bowl)
Add the milk, butter, salt, sugar, and flour, and beat until well blended and smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it stand overnight at room temperature.
Before cooking the waffles, preheat a waffle maker.
Just before cooking the waffles, add the eggs and baking soda, and stir to mix well. The batter will be very thin.
Pour an appropriate amount of batter into your hot waffle maker: this amount will vary from machine to machine, and you should plan to use your first waffle as a test specimen.
Cook until deep golden and crisp.