I have a favorite waffle recipe. I do, but I think we have a new favorite at our house when it comes to these little Saturday morning breakfast delicacies. A few months ago I taught my very last Macey’s class. It was a little sad. I’ve been teaching these classes for the last 9 years if you can imagine. It’s always been a lot of fun, and I have loved getting to know all the ladies and the few gents that came to my class. We never made anything too fancy, but it always tasted dang good. I’ve made more mistakes during these classes than a presenter should be allowed, but the folks attending classes were always so kind. I will say we probably had more good laughs than anything else. I think my skinny dipping adventure at Leigh Lake will never be forgotten by most of my Macey’s friends. It turned us into true friends really quick. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about——-you are lucky. The visual is just a little too much.) So my last class taught was a waffle night. I’ve collected quite a few recipes over the years, but I’ve never tried them. I was stuck in a rut, and I just didn’t want to venture out. A Macey’s class was the perfect venue for trying something new.
The three waffle recipes were all different. The first was my old tried and true. The second was a Shortbread Waffle recipe that surely was meant to be served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. And the third was a yeasted waffle. I’d never heard of a yeasted waffle, and I was intrigued. Turns out, it was the favorite waffle of the night. It is very easy, but it does require a little planning in advance. The batter needs to be made the night before. Other than that though, it’s pretty straight forward. The batter is a little thin, and the waffles turned out prettiest in one of those nifty “flip over” waffle irons. I don’t own one of those at home, but if you can imagine, all waffle irons can be turned over on their tops. It totally worked and the waffles were beautiful. James and Emma loved these waffles. They just kept eating Sat. morning. They are not quite as filling as other waffles so you can eat way more than a normal waffle. The house smelled a little like beer as I was making these, but that didn’t stop us. The overnighting of the batter makes a bit of a sourdough dough, giving you the smell. The taste was spectacular though! It has a strong bready flavor, and just tasted wonderful. This will become our new waffle of choice on Sat. mornings. Make sure you have some lovely Buttermilk Syrup to soak up, and fresh berries make everything better.