Michael and I got a waffle iron for a wedding present and used it a few times when we lived in New Orleans. Then we had kids and the whole thing seemed like too much trouble... but I couldn't get rid of it, largely because of the memories I had of making "polka-dot" waffles with my dad on Saturday mornings growing up.
And then a few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, Dixon asked what was on top of the fridge.
I wiped off the dust and showed him the waffle iron. And we decided to make waffles.
Currently we do this every Saturday before his soccer game. I freeze the extras and give them to the baby on school mornings -- they reheat just like Eggos.
Preheat the waffle iron then mix together the ingredients.
|William demonstrates the importance of NOT over-mixing the batter.|
Then you pour the waffle batter onto the hot iron.
|Pouring by mommy... photography by Dixon|
Oh, and to achieve the "polka-dot" effect, you can either use blueberries or chocolate chips.
Either way, they are delicious!
2 cups flour (can substitute up to half of this with whole wheat flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
2 cups buttermilk, shaken
2 Tablespoons butter, melted and then cooled
Combine the dry ingredients with a fork. Stir in the wet ingredients. Do not overstir - the batter should remain lumpy. Spray a hot waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's directions. Serve with butter and syrup.