Waffles of Insane Excellence

I love making these for my son before school.



I am pretty much a mess in every aspect of my life.  My house is often times a mess, my car is a disaster of epic proportions, and I am easily the least organized person I know.  But....But!  I have got the lockdown on shopping for kitchen equipment.  So when my mother-in-law asked me what I wanted for Christmas
and I told her I wanted a waffle maker, well, needless to say, I got a little nervous.
 After all, how could I leave such an important task to someone else?  However, my mother-in-law happens to know her way around small kitchen appliances.  She always, always buys the best.  Not the most expensive, but the best.  So when my waffle maker arrived and it was awesome it was really no surprise.  So here is a shout-out to Corinne!!!!!

So then came the task of finding the best waffles.  Well, I tried all kinds (including yeasted) and then I found alllllllllllll of these links on the web for "Waffles of Insane Greatness".  Welllll, I didn't think they were so great.  Don't get me wrong they are definitely a good strong waffle.  And we ate all of them.  But they just weren't great enough:)  So the search continued.

I have a bookshelf loaded with cookbooks.  I mean loaded.  And if you accidentally brush the bookshelf just the wrong way five cookbooks fall off.  It's a small bookshelf.  And because of that I have cookbooks scattered in cabinets and cubbies all over the place.  Some long lost by now.  Maybe I need a new shelf?  I'm getting off subject.  The point is that of all my cookbooks only two had a recipe for waffles.  Only two.  The cookbook my mother-in-law bought me for Christmas to go with my waffle maker.  And Joanne Chang's, Flour, Too.  Her waffles call for some ingredients you may not have on hand.  For example, creme fraiche, soda water, or maybe even buttermilk.  So I adapted it a little bit.  Tried it a couple different ways.  But in the end the soda water is key.  So I bought two bottles and I'm pretty sure they will last me a long time.  I opened one weeks ago and it is still good.  

Since I like these better than the Waffle of Insane Greatness I pegged them Waffles of Insane Excellence.  Because Excellence is better that Greatness...right?  Plus it reminds me of Wayne's World.  

Serving Size Depends on the Size of Your Waffle Maker

1.5c all purpose flour
3T packed brown sugar
1.5t baking powder
0.5t baking soda
0.5t kosher salt
3/4c buttermilk
1/2c sour cream or greek yogurt
1/4c soda water
4T melted butter
2 large eggs
1t vanilla extract

1. Preheat waffle maker.  The higher the setting the crispier the waffle.
2. Whisk together all the dry ingredients.  And make a center well.
3. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a second bowl. 
4. Pour the wet ingredients in the well.
5. Then fold in the dry and wet ingredients together.

Cook according to your waffle maker's instructions.  


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