7 Naked Belgian Buttermilk Waffles

My hubby is the designated breakfast cook.

Not only is he good at it, he's the only one up early enough to do it!

I was fortunate this time to be with him and photograph his culinary experience...

Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt go in a bowl.

He usually makes a buttermilk substitute (lemon juice + milk), but I convinced him to try SaCo's cultured dry buttermilk powder.

In another bowl, go in the powdered buttermilk and water...

add in egg yolks  and oil...

meanwhile, the egg whites are whipped up in the KitchenAid stand mixer until stiff peaks form.

This is the secret to light, airy, waffles.

The whipped egg whites get gently folded into the dry ingredients.

The batter is poured into a preheated waffle maker.

We purchased this Waring Pro Waffle Maker at Costco, and use it almost weekly ~

all you do is close the lid and flip it over.

When you hear the timer ring,

you open it to find a golden waffle!

These cook up really quickly.  There is very little wait time.

Here's an inside shot....look at all those airy bubbles inside, just waiting to soak up your favorite syrup ~

What do you like on your waffles?

Buttermilk Waffles
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 egg yolks
2 c. buttermilk or sour milk (2 T. lemon juice or vinegar + enough milk to equal 2 cups) I like to use SaCo dry buttermilk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 egg whites

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, beat egg yolks, add milk and oil.

Add egg yolk mixture all at once to dry mixture.  Stir until just moistened.  Batter will be lumpy.  Do not overmix.

Beat egg whites in an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  

Gently fold egg white mixture into wet batter, leaving a few bits of egg white.  Do not overmix.

Pour about 1 cup of batter onto preheated waffle maker.

Close lid and do not open until desired doneness is reached.

Repeat until batter is gone.  

Serve warm with desired toppings.
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