Family Beer Waffles: It Took 3 Years To Get This Recipe Right
I decided ten minutes ago to share this recipe. It’s of the personal sort, the “not for a client, just for me,” sort. It’s the recipe I’ve been tweaking for years trying to get just right. It’s the recipe I make for family, or for people who feel like family, or for those I wish were my family. To be honest, I don’t always use beer. I’ve used La Croix, I’ve used Pelligreno, I’ve used sparkling apple juice. Really, it’s more about the bubbles than anything else.
So why now? Why decide to share this with you? I want to give you something I didn’t develop for any other reason than just to eat and enjoy. Most recipes I share here start with you in mind. What will you like? What do you want to cook? What will you click on? This recipe started differently. It’s a simple recipe. Nothing sparkly or trendy, just my own fascination with perfecting my own version of classic dishes. I remembered it this morning and wanted to share it with you. So that you can make them for your own family, or your own “I wish we were family,” crowd. And I hope you like them as much as I do.
To be really honest, these aren’t even pictures of the waffles in this recipe. They’re just waffle photos I took 3 years ago and thought looked similar. I’m sure yours will be much prettier, the recipe I’m sharing is way better than what I used to make the waffles pictured.
- 3 eggs, separated
- 150ml (5 oz) pilsner beer (can sub sparkling water)
- 360ml (12 0z) milk
- ½ cup (114g) butter, melted
- 2 teaspoon (4g) vanilla extract
- 3 ¼ cups (380g) all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon (27g) cornstarch
- 1 ½ teaspoon (5g) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (5g) baking soda
- 1 teaspoon (6g) salt
- 1/3 cup (68g) sugar, plus 2 tablespoon for egg whites
- Set out three medium mixing bowls.
- Add the egg whites to one bowl, yolks to another.
- Add the beer, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the yolks, beat until well combined, light and fluffy.
- In the third bowl (make sure this is the largest bowl, all ingredients will end up in this bowl) stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1/3 cup sugar.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the yolk mixture, stir until well combined.
- Gently fold in the egg whites. Cook in your waffle iron according to manufactures specifications (make sure to use cooking spray or melted butter if indicated).