Cape House Cooks: Waffle Day
Is there anything better than waking up and cooking a big breakfast for your family? We think not (except maybe waking up to a big breakfast already cooked by Tiffany's dad, GP!) Always on the menu: waffles. March 25th happens to be Waffle Day (not to be confused with National Waffle Day in the US on August 24th...), so we're sharing our favorite recipe below - as if you needed another reason to chow down on warm waffles! You probably even already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. Enjoy!
- 3 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- ¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
- ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 Large Eggs, Separated
- 5 ½ cups Milk
- 2 tsp Apple Cider (or Distilled) Vinegar
- ½ stick Butter, Melted (Let it cool to room temperature.)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
- Preheat your waffle iron. Into a large bowl, use a sifter to sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, vinegar, melted butter, and vanilla until well-combined. Add the egg yolk mixture to the flour mixture and stir to just combine - don't overmix, a few lumps are okay!
- In a separate stainless steel bowl - whisk your egg whites (with a hand or stand mixer, or if you're ambitious, by hand) until foamy. Add the cream of tartar, and continue to whisk until soft peaks form.
- Use a silicone spatula to fold the whipped egg whites into the batter, until just incorporated.
- Cook the waffles in your waffle iron, per the manufacturer's directions. To keep them warm, place waffles in a 200°F oven until it's time to eat - it'll be hard to wait!