Waffles! But first, check that your baking powder hasn’t expired! Typically baking powder has a shelf life of about a year, after which it’s time to get a new can. Apparently baking soda is much more shelf stable, but probably good to check every now and then. Ok, then when you’re ready…
- Makes 4 small waffles or 2 full size waffles
- You need:
- 1 large bowl, 1 medium bowl, 1 small bowl
- 1 heat-proof liquid measuring cup
- 1 egg beater, 1 spatula, 1 whisk
- a waffle maker!
- 1 large egg, separated, at room temperature
- 1 c all-purpose flour, loose
- 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 Tbsp granulated sugar
- pinch salt
- 3/4 c milk, warm
- 1/4 c unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, optional
Melt 1/4 c unsalted butter in the microwave. In a heat proof liquid measuring cup, heat 3/4 c milk until lukewarm. Add in the melted butter, slightly beaten egg yolk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and an optional 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Pour all liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix well with a whisk.
Whip egg white ’til soft peaks, the fold into the batter with a spatula until just combined.
Pour final batter into waffle maker, following your waffle maker’s instructions. In my case, a cast aluminum stovetop waffle maker.