What a break from the gluten free cereals I've been having!!
Here is the recipe found on page 147 of the book. It is a little labor intensive, and Halie threatened to make me wash the dishes since it uses seperate bowls toprepare, but they are TOTALLY worth it!
Breakfast, Brunch, or Dessert Waffles
Makes 6 waffles - 1 serving each (or 5 if you have my huge waffle iron)
TIP: Make a double batch, layer between sheets of parchment paper, wrap and freeze for up to one month!
- 3/4 c white rice flour (I used brown because I had it and it worked fine)
- 1/4 c sorghum flour
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/4 c ground flax seeds (or flaxseed meal)
- 1TBSP baking powder (check your label! this isn't always GF!)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk of choice ( I used vanilla almond)
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (worth the investment!!!
- Preheat waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, using a whisk, combine all dry ingredients until streak free.
- In another bowl whisk together egg YOLKS (only), milk, and oil until mixed.
- Stir into flour mixture until well blended.
- In a small DRY bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff.
- Fold egg whites into batter until just blended then LET SIT for 5 minutes.
- Brush waffle iron with grapeseed oil then pour about 3/4 cup batter into wells, close, and cook until golden brown.
- Lightly stir batter between batches as needed.
The book says 3 minutes but mine took closer to 6 to get the browning done. Unbrowned was still a soft "normal textured" waffle, but the browning gave it a slightly crisp top.
I tell you we are in love! The kids each ate a whole waffle and my maker makes HUGE waffles. I had already given George the first two, and if I had been willing to give mine away they'd have ate it too! Tomorrow will be a first repeat of any GF "breads" type recipe I've made.
Note: NO XANTHAN GUM in the recipe!! I found online (and can't find the link) that though xanthan is used to give GF breads their chewy and not dry texture, flax can do the same. I like the nutty flavor it gives these, and it is much more budget friendly than xanthan gum!