I was thinking I could rename my blog “Waffles!” for the next few weeks. It’s not often I get a new appliance that I want to use this much. Plus, the faster I try all the waffles from the All Clad pamphlet, the faster they will get on my blog–and the faster I can lose the pamphlet, which is completely inevitable.
Anyway, John asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, with the caveat that he hates eating out on mother’s Day and he is not comfortable cooking for me. LOL! Not that I blame him–I also hate trying to get a table on Sunday morning for Mother’s Day, and I am such a control freak in the kitchen I cannot blame him for the latter. So I asked him to get the kitchen ready for me (cleaned counter, etc–which he obviously did after the above photo was taken, haha), and he and the girls made the yeasted waffle batter that you make the night before. That way, not being a morning person, I could sleep in, roll out of bed, and make the waffles. And bacon.
These waffles were also excellent and different enough to warrant trying. John slightly preferred the Buttermilk Waffles; I preferred the taste of the yeasted but the texture of the Buttermilk–which led me to wonder if I should try separating the eggs for the yeasted and folding whipped egg whites into the batter with the baking powder the next morning. The yeasted waffles were a tad chewier, which is not to say they were chewy. It did make me wonder though if those dense, chewy waffles I dislike at my local place were yeasted (and badly done). I also think that to truly experience yeasted waffles I probably need to wake my sourdough starter up and try them that way. But he is currently in the 100 Year Slumber so that will have to wait.
I am submitting these waffles to Yeastspotting over at Wild Yeast. Please excuse the photos–my white plate for photographing broke! So now you know what our food looks like to the rest of the family, which sadly does not take nearly as nice of a picture.
All Clad Yeasted Waffles
from the All Clad Waffle Maker pamphlet
1 pkg (2 1/4 t) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 F)
1/4 cup sugar, divided
2 cups milk (we used 1% plus a tad of cream)
8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 t salt
2 1/2 cups (390 g) AP flour
1/4 t baking powder
Unlike other waffle recipes, this one works best with an electric mixer. Combine the yeast, water, and 1 tablespoon sugar in your mixing bowl. Let stand until the yeast gets frothy, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, milk, butter, eggs, salt and flour. Using a flat beater, beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth, 3-5 minutes. Our batter still had very small lumps in it, which I decided was ok, and it was fine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12-24 hours (the batter will rise some but not a lot).
Preheat the waffle maker according to your directions. Preheat the oven to 200 F for warming the completed waffles if necessary.
Using a rubber spatula, gently stir the baking powder into the batter. The batter will deflate some, which is ok. Cook according to your waffle maker’s directions.
My family loves waffles…These are beautiful. Perfect for Mothers Day! 🙂
You totally crack me up – that is one of my main reasons for blogging… so I can get the pamphlet and magazine recipes up before I lose them 🙂
These waffles look great. Congrats as well to your hubby! Enjoy the chocolate waffles tonight!
the day i tire of waffles will be a sad day indeed; fortunately, i don't think it'll ever come. these look great–happy mother's day indeed!
I've never had yeasted waffles but I imagine that the texture must be super different from regular. Have to give them a try! And yeah I would be losing that booklet in approximately 2.4 seconds. So good call to post the recipes on the blog!
these are amazing looking waffles. Would love to try these out this weekend.
Thank you! You saved me…I love the yeasted waffles from All Clad, and I left home on a family vacation with my waffle maker, all ingredients, but left the recipe. I hoped that some terrific person would put this online, thank you from our whole family!