I'm going to make first a real classic big buttermilk breakfast waffles to make waffles .
You do need a waffle iron .
I'll start mine preheating and get right into the batter , which is as easy to make as a pancake batter .
First , I'll measure a cup and a half of all purpose flour into a large mixing bowl .
And I'll add a little bit of sugar but not too much because really the sweetness from waffles comes from what you put on top .
You can top it with just fresh fruits or of course , lots of maple syrup .
Now to make these waffles nice and fluffy , you need baking powder , three teaspoons and half a teaspoon of salt .
I'll just give that a quick little stir with my fingers just to blend it in .
And now I'm ready for the wet ingredients .
I think what makes a waffle ?
So inviting is you have the crisp outside , all those little pockets , but yet the inside is soft and really just sort of light and fluffy buttermilk helps to achieve that one and a quarter cups .
And then you do need to add oil , half a cup .
I need eggs too in this case .
But here's the big difference between a waffle batter and a pancake batter .
You have to separate your eggs for a waffle batter because I wanna whip the whites .
So the whites go into a bowl on their own and the yolks into the liquid mixture , just give this a little stir , pour it into the flour mixture and then I just whisk it until blended .
A few lumps are OK .
You don't want to over mix your batter to clean whisk .
I'll just whisk the egg whites by hand because this is what makes the waffles fluffy .
We go and I add this all at once to the waffle mix and just fold it in .
Of course , you can flavor your waffle batter .
You can add chocolate chips or blueberries if you want , you can add a little lemon or orange zest .
You can really see how this batter has changed by folding in the whipped egg whites .
It does have a wonderful lightness to it for this size waffle iron .
I get four giant waffles .
It's already heated .
When you add the batter , you don't have to fill the waffle iron completely .
That batter will expand and fill every little space .
I'll flip it over .
I find generally a waffle of this size takes about three minutes to come .
I love this waffle recipe because you can make them ahead and if you don't eat them all , you can reheat them and they also freeze really Well , here we go .
It's waffle time .
The smell of these cooking .
Could coax anyone out of bed ?
Look at those who and hot .
I might as well make waffles from the rest of this batter .
Oh , they smell so good .
Oh , you , mm .
You can really feel how light they are .
I think a little fresh fruit is a good idea .
Dusting of icing sugar .
And ok , if it was dessert , a scoop of ice cream or maybe a little whipped cream would be nice .
But as a breakfast waffle , of course , nice drizzle of maple syrup on top .
Now , that is a breakfast treat .
I can't wait to dig in .
So fluffy and light .