"The Classic"
The old fashioned way of making waffles. Make the batter the night before. In the morning, just add a few ingredients, and you're rewarded with waffles that cook in half the time.
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  1. In a big bowl sprinkle the yeast into the water and let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, butter, salt, sugar and flour
  3. Beat until smooth (electric beaters are fine) then cover and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
  4. Just before cooking, lightly beat the eggs and baking soda in a separate bowl, then add and mix well.
The batter will be thin. Pour 2/3 - 1 cup into a hot iron, cook about 3 minutes, and serve immediately. If you are making several in advance, place, unstacked, on a wire cooling rack in a warm oven to keep them crisp.
The unused batter lasts well for several days in the fridge.