Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sweet memories

I grew up eating waffles.  My mom made really good waffles for our family when I was growing up.  When I got a little older, my grandmother and I would go to breakfast at our favorite little restaurant, Yours Truly.  We would both order a Belgium waffle and sit in a booth sipping piping hot coffee, eating our waffles and talking about the adventures of life.  The waffles were light, crispy and delicious but spending time with my grandmother was even sweeter. I cherish those memories of her and the time that we were able to spend together. 

I have tried to recreate those waffles for my family at home.  Although the atmosphere is different and the company has changed, the waffles are just as crispy I remember. 

Buttermilk Waffles
1 Tablespoon sugar                             1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups flour                                           2 eggs
1/2 cup dried buttermilk                    1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt                                 1/4 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder             1 1/4 cups seltzer water

Whisk flour, sugar, buttermilk, salt and baking powder.  Stir together sour cream, eggs, vanilla and oil.  Stir seltzer into wet ingredients.

Pour into dry ingredients and stir gently.

Pour batter into the waffle iron and wait for the beep. 

I like my waffles simple - with just a sprinkling of powdered sugar.  My family likes to eat them with maple syrup and fresh strawberries.  Either way - they're delicious. 

Bon Appetit!


  1. We have been disappointed with the box mixes for Waffles... I am will try this out this week....Ooooh! Real buttermilk! Going to be tasty!

  2. Keep the dried buttermilk in your refrigerator and it will last a long time. Let me know how they turn out.