The World's Best Waffles

Fannie Farmer's Yeast-Raised Waffles

Sprinkle 1 package of dry yeast over a half cup of warm water in a large bowl and wait for it to dissolve.

Meanwhile melt a stick of butter, add 2 cups of milk and allow it to just gently warm up. Add it to the yeast mixture.

Mix a teaspoon each of salt and sugar into 2 cups of flour. Add this to the liquid and beat until smooth.

Cover the bowl and let it stand overnight at room temperature. In the morning beat in 2 eggs and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda, stirring well. Cook on a very hot waffle iron until crisp on each side.

This makes about 8 waffles, and will keep for a few days in the refrigerator.

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A new Christmas morning controversy ... yeasted or regular? Preferences ran 50/50. Set us up well for the afternoon's traditional debate, lumpy vs. smooth!

Enjoyed eating these waffles this morning. It was a little tricky getting my waffle iron loaded correctly with the thin batter. But once I started to figure it out we gulped down some extremely crispy and delicate waffle love. Thanks

Thanks to you, Ruth, I will buy that waffle maker Mr. Wonderful hankers for - and we'll indulge Christmas morning. Hmmm... bacon or sausage as an accompaniment?

It is hard to see how any waffle could be better than the recipe for buttermilk waffles in the Gourmet cookbook. Those are so-o-o yummy!! (Could it be the butter that makes them so?)
If you have proclaimed these yeast - raised the "World's Best" I will certainly have to try them. But- do I have the patience to wait overnight? I'm hungry now!!! Thanks, Ruth.

While I do not have a "sweet tooth" in the early hours, which means no waffles, pancakes, donuts or muffins, this does sound delicious !! So, what is on your menu for Thanksgiving ? Looking forward to your inspiration - I may prepare Paula Wolfert's recipe from Clay Pot Cooking for Pumpkin Soup with Creamy Roquefort. Looking for more ideas !

I really loved Kim Severson's story about these waffles in Spoon Fed. It was bittersweet and yet, it made me crave waffles...

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