Snow Day Pantry Waffles

For a Midwestern girl there is nothing more delicious than a lazy snowy Sunday with no responsibilities outside of raiding the pantry, alternating between football and wonderfully cheesy Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies, and napping on the couch with  man and cats. To fortify oneself for such a taxing day, a warm and satisfying breakfast is necessary.

I usually make the sour cream waffles found in Cooking of Scandinavian (Time/Life series), but this weekend I was out of sour cream. I wasn't in the mood for straight buttermilk waffles, so I improvised and substituted mayo and buttermilk for the sour cream. The resulting waffles were crisp and tasty.

Pantry Waffles
Makes 5 to 6 waffles
3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon cardamon or nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 teaspoons melted butter

Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside.

Beat egg yolks, sugar, and mayonnaise together for 5 to 10 minutes or until it falls back into the bowl in lazy ribbons when beater is lifted. Whisk together flour and cardamon. Stir vanilla into buttermilk. Alternately fold into batter half the flour, the buttermilk, then the remaining flour. Fold in egg whites, then the butter.

Heat waffle iron and continue cooking according to waffle iron instructions.


Unknown said…
Yum! Nothing better for a leisurely breakfast than crispy tasty waffles!!

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