For my birthday I got the Villaware V2002 UNO Belgian Waffler. This is the waffle iron Alton Brown recommends in his show Good Eats. It is a very good waffle iron and only costs 46.99 on Amazon's website. It makes crispy waffles and soft. I am very happy with this product. I've been trying different waffle recipes since I've got it and I have to be honest. I didn't really care for Alton Brown's waffle recipe. Yeah, as much I love Alton Brown, I still love his other recipes though. 😉
I used Martha Stewart's recipe for buttermilk waffles.I didn't use all the butter recommended in the recipe and only used about ¼ of a stick. It was very good covered with syrup (real, not the fake) and topped with strawberries and blueberries. There are some blackberries sitting in our fridge right now, that probably could have gone on top, but those will be used in a different recipe.Print
8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted unsalted butter, plus more for waffle iron
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Grease waffle iron with a small amount of melted butter, and heat. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.
4. Ladle about ⅓ cup batter onto each section of the waffle grid; spread batter almost to the edges. Close lid, and bake 3 to 5 minutes, until no steam emerges from waffle iron.
5. Transfer cooked waffles to a baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while using remaining batter.
Smart Points: 14 per waffle Makes 4 to 6 waffles