Sigh. How romantic.
Every once in a while, I get a real hunkering for a good old fashioned breakfast and this weekend was no exception.
WAFFLES! I thought would do the trick to cure the hunker! ....And you don't get more old fashioned than waffles! They're delicious! They help you to conquer your day! Heck, they might help you to conquer the world!
I mean, I'm sure Attila the Hun consumed tons of waffles before expanding and unifying the Hunnic empire in the mid-400s.
That is incredibly factual.
So, make yourself like Attila the Hun and make yourself these waffles and conquer your day (...but with a little less war, and not so much invasion, and perhaps zero pillaging, if you can help it, please!).
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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Waffles
Recipe Courtesy: Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything
Yields: 4 to 6 Servings or 1 Attila the Hun
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups buttermilk* or 1 1/2 cups sour cream or plain yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk
2 eggs, separated
4 TBS (1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
2. In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt and the egg yolks only. After well combined, add the butter and vanilla.
3. Coat the waffle iron lightly with oil and preheat it.
4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, keeping the egg whites aside.
5. Beat the egg whites with a whisk or an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Stir them gently into the batter.
6. Spread a ladleful or so of batter onto the waffle iron and bake until the waffle is done, usually 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your iron. Serve immediately or keep warm for a few minutes in a low oven.
* The buttermilk can be substituted with 1 1/4 cups of milk at room temperature, mixed with two tablespoons white vinegar, left to clabber for 10 minutes.