recipe

A little bit of planning before bedtime means you get tasty waffles in the morning.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 30 minutes, plus 12 to 24 hours rising time
yield
  • Serves 4
  • (Makes 7 round or 4 large square waffles)

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Prepare Ingredients

1¾ cups
milk
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon
sugar
1½ teaspoons
instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon
salt
2
large eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

Gather Cooking Equipment

3
bowls (1 medium microwave-safe, 1 large, 1 small)
Rubber spatula
Whisk
Plastic wrap
Waffle iron
Dry measuring cup
Fork
Plate
1
 
1¾ cups
milk
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

Place milk and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir mixture with rubber spatula. Continue to heat in microwave until butter is melted and milk is warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Let milk mixture cool, uncovered, until just warm, about 5 minutes.

 
2
 
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon
sugar
1½ teaspoons
instant or rapid-rise yeast
1 teaspoon
salt

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.

 
3
 
2
large eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

In small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla until combined. Slowly whisk warm milk mixture into flour mixture until smooth, then whisk in egg mixture.

 
4
 

Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours.

 
5
 

Heat waffle iron. When waffle iron is hot, remove batter from refrigerator and discard plastic. Whisk batter to recombine (batter will deflate).

 
6
 

Use dry measuring cup to pour batter into middle of waffle iron. (Use about ½ cup batter for 7-inch round waffle iron or about 1 cup batter for 9-inch square waffle iron.) Close waffle iron and cook until waffle is golden brown.

 
7
 

Use fork to remove waffle from waffle iron and transfer it to plate. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve waffles with maple syrup, honey, cinnamon sugar, confectioners’ sugar, whipped cream, berries, and/or softened butter.