Friday, 20 November 2015

Cornmeal Waffles

Goodness, all these waffles. This is what happens, apparently, when I have a working waffle iron. And very nice, too! 

You can cook the cornmeal just before you make the waffles, but it makes sense to use leftover cooked cornmeal from another meal if you can. You want to have about 2 to 2 1/4 cups of cooked cornmeal. If you can get the butter into the hot cornmeal to melt it, so much the better, but it works perfectly well to melt it later and add it.

about 18 waffles
1 hour 15 minutes prep time

Precook the Cornmeal:
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups water

Mix the cornmeal, salt, and water in a sufficiently large pot, and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the cornmeal thickens; about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool, with the butter added so it will melt.

Make the Waffles:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups soft unbleached flour
1 1/2 cups soft whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup sugar, OPTIONAL
mild vegetable oil to brush the waffle iron

If your cornmeal was cooked in advance (leftovers), melt the butter and mix it into the cornmeal. Otherwise, once it has cooled enough not to set the eggs, beat them in one at a time. Slowly mix in the milk. Put your waffle iron on to heat.

Mix the dry ingredients, and put them in a large mixing bowl. I like to add 2 tablespoons sugar, but you can add more or none, as you like.

When the waffle iron is hot, stir the cornmeal mixture into the flours. Blend thoroughly, but do not overmix. Ladle the batter into the prepared (hot, and brushed with oil) waffle iron. Cook each set of waffles for 7 to 8 minutes. Keep warm in the oven at 200°F, or let the leftovers cool and freeze them for reheating in a toaster.

Last year at this time I made Pear & Celeriac Salad.


RuckusButt said...

I am making these right now. They are Very good! And easy. They will be great for quick, warm breakfasts throughout the week!

Ferdzy said...

Glad you are enjoying them, Ruckus. Thanks for letting me know.