Almost-as-good-as-buttermilk waffles

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Cornmeal, optional
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking soda
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 large Egg, separated
¾ cup Milk, scant
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter, melted

Heat waffle iron. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Whisk yolk with milk and butter. Beat egg white until it just holds a 2-inch peak. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in a thin steady stream while gently mixing with a rubber spatula; be careful not to add liquid faster than you can incorporate it. Toward end of mixing, use a folding motion to incorporate ingredients; gently fold egg white into batter. Spread appropriate amount of batter onto waffle iron. Following manufacturer's instructions, cook waffle until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately. (You can keep waffles warm on a wire rack in a 200-degree oven for up to 5 minutes.) Makes 3 to 4 waffles. NOTES : "If you're out of buttermilk, try this sweet-milk variation. By making your own baking powder using baking soda and cream of tartar and by cutting back on the quantity of milk, you can make a thick, quite respectable batter. The result is a waffle with a crisp crust and a moist interior." -- Christopher Kimball, Cook's Illustrated magazine. By "classact" <classact@...> on Mar 22, 1997

Recipe by: Cook's Illustrated magazine, Nov/Dec 1993

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