I used to always make waffles. I have a Vitantonio Five of Heart waffle maker that is now for sale on EBay as ‘vintage’. Where does the time go? My favorite waffle breakfast was a package of Bette’s Oceanview Diner Pancake and Waffle mix. The Buckwheat Waffles are outstanding. But the mix disappeared from the stores here in the Seattle area and then the store disappeared. The waffle maker gathered dust in the garage.
Last winter I pulled it out and tried to make waffles from scratch. No luck. They stuck to the maker and it was a disaster. I put the maker back in the garage. I considered buying a new one. But at Christmas, I decided to give it one more try.
I scrubbed it really well, heated it and sprayed it PAM to season it. I wanted a recipe that would be a ‘sure thing’ and I had some buttermilk so I went with Martha Stewart’s Buttermilk Waffle Recipe. I had to cut it in half since I only needed two servings. I also could not go with the 1/4 cup of butter so I cut that the amount of butter even further. Success! G loved them. I asked him what he wanted for breakfast on New Year Day – pancake or waffles? Waffles!
Based on Martha Stewart
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbs butter, melted
1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Stir in the buttermilk and melted butter.
3. With a fork, stir the dry ingredients into the buttermilk mixture. Mix until just combined. The mixture will be lumpy.
4. Heat the waffle iron. Spray with PAM and pour ~ 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mixture on the iron. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until there is just a little steam coming out of the iron.
5. Remove from iron. Put a pad of butter on the waffle and keep warm in a 275 degree oven.
Serve with maple syrup and fruit of choice.