My Adventures with Yeast: Raised Waffles
Are you super excited to see what I’ve been experimenting with in the kitchen this month?
If you are just joining me in this series, I’m working through a different yeast recipe each month and sharing my adventures. My hope is that it will keep me going as I learn to love using yeast (instead of only buying store-bought goods) AND to encourage any of you who are wanting to make that leap.
For my birthday, my favorite aunt and cousin sent me some adorable handmade earrings AND a recipe for DIY waffles, made with yeast. Do you see how much she loves me?
Raised Waffles (from the Fanny Farmer cookbook)
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg of active yeast
2 cups of lukewarm milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 cups of flour
pinch of baking soda
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix water and yeast. Let stand 5 minutes. Add milk, butter, salt, and sugar.
2. Beat in flour.
3. Cover bowl. Let stand overnight (or at least 8 hours at room temperature).
4. When ready to cook waffles, add the eggs and baking soda. Beat well. The batter will be very thin.
**Makes 6 large waffles**
What I love about this recipe:
- It worked perfectly!
- It was super easy.
- I didn’t have to keep it warm or anything. Just room temp. I can do room temp.
- It was all ready for me to make in the morning, which made “not a fan of mornings” Tiffany happy to make something for her lovely littles.
- Next time, I think I’ll add more sugar.
What I learned about cooking with yeast this time:
- I didn’t use my thermometer to measure the temp. I just used some lukewarm water and it still worked. This has lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders.