Sourdough Waffle Recipe

I use my bread starter pretty much whenever I get the chance. This is another excellent application should you have a starter brewing away somewhere in the back of your fridge. The night before you want to make waffles, mix together:

1/2 cup starter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup buttermilk

…and let it sit out all night. By morning the starter will have doubled and fallen, and be rather strong tasting (if you like your waffles a bit more mild, make the starter the evening before and let it sit for about four hours (or until doubled), then refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to make waffles, beat together:

1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter (or vegetable oil, especially if the starter has been chilled)

…and add the mixture to the starter. Get your waffle iron preheating, and when it’s good and hot, stir into the batter a mixture of:

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

A few seconds after you add the soda, the batter will turn thick and foamy. Spray nonstick spray onto the waffle iron (if needed) and ladle batter in. Cook until golden!

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