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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Choc-Chip Buttermilk Brunch Waffles

Today I slept till noon. It was glorious, absolutely glorious. I have been so sleep-deprived I could hardly function this week. Anyway, there's not much better in this world than waking up at noon, lounging around in bed with your boyfriend until 1, and then getting up and making homemade waffles. Chocolate chip buttermilk waffles, at that. Clearly these waffles were delicious. You don't need me to tell you that. You just need me to give you the recipe. Lo and behold, here it is.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles
(makes 4 giant waffles, or more little ones)
  • 2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 4 T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, or canola oil
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips (try peanut butter chips if you're feeling especially crazy)
  • Syrup, whipped cream, or other topping of your liking
Preheat waffle iron. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft, glossy peaks form. In another bowl, beat or whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, and butter. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the egg whites and chocolate chips.

Spoon or pour about 1 cup batter onto the hot iron. Close the lid. Bake until the waffle is golden brown, about 4 minutes, or until the iron stops steaming or beeps at you (depending on how high-tech your machinery is). Remove with a fork to a warm plate. Top with yummy toppings and devour.


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