I remember those days when I would eat frozen waffles that came in a cardboard box. I used to think those circles with the mini chocolate chips or the “blueberries” were not bad at all. I mean, so what if they tasted a little bit like the cardboard they came in and sometimes had that freezer-burned hint?
Well, that was until we got a Belgian waffle iron.
With this very specific appliance, you can choose to make chewy, light, soft, sweet, or even savory waffles that have…personality.
You lift the top of that steaming waffle iron and you get perfectly golden brown, thoroughly warmed gems. Plus, these freeze well and they taste delicious reheated at any time of the day.
Try out this recipe if you have a sourdough starter that you need to discard and feed again.
Buttermilk Sourdough Waffles
- 1 1/4 cups flour (all purpose or bread flour)
- 1/4 cup wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk (you may need to add more if you want a thinner, softer waffle)
- 1 cup unfed sourdough starterFor the batter:
- All of the sponge
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking sodaFor the sponge:
In a large bowl, stir together the 1 cup unfed sourdough starter, flour, sugar, and buttermilk. Cover loosely and set on the counter at room temperature overnight.For the waffles:
In a small bowl, add the eggs and oil and whisk to combine. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the sponge. Add the salt and baking soda and stir to combine. If the batter starts to bubble, you’re doing it right! The batter will also be pretty thick in comparison to standard pancake batter. Don’t worry! This makes a chewy waffle.
Preheat your waffle iron. Lightly spray or grease your waffle iron. Pour batter on the preheated waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
People will want to eat your waffles right away. If they aren’t devoured immediately, keep them warm in an oven at the lowest heat or allow to cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from Magnolia Days
I liked this recipe even better than I like the other sourdough waffle recipe I tried.