Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Janice Prugh's Chocolate Waffles (New Year's Day)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
A pinch of cream of tartar (omit if you don't have it)
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and sugar into a bowl and make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, egg yolks and vanilla, then pour into the dry ingredients and combine.
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually fold the beaten whites into the batter, 1/3 at a time.
Prepare waffles following directions for your waffle iron. For our waffle iron, be careful not to overfill the iron. Also, let them cook a little longer than when the green light goes on to prevent sticking. These are very light.
If you like, serve with vanilla ice cream on top.
I heard this on NPR and it sounded good. We used to have "little smokies" on NYD, but the kids don't usually eat them, so we're trying this and bacon instead. Could work out to be a "wonderful" tradition.