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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Waffle of Insane Greatness


Looking for the best homemade waffle ever?  Well, look no further.  I finally got around to making The Waffle of Insane Greatness this weekend, and let me tell you, it is insanely great! 

This has been on my list to make for a long time.  The recipe is from Aretha Frankensteins in Chattanooga, TN.  It is a small eclectic place with fabulous home cooked food.  I have actually been to Aretha Frankesteins for breakfast and it was really good.  It is a must eat if you are in town. 

I don't usually make breakfast, but we decided to take a day trip on Sunday to Tigers for Tomorrow, a wild animal sanctuary about an hour and a half away from Birmingham.  I knew we needed to eat a larger breakfast since we wouldn't get eat lunch until later in the day.  I busted out the waffle iron and finally made these waffles.  They were insanely great!  Really!  I have a small waffle iron and we got 3 1/2 waffles out of the batter.  You will definitely want to double or triple the recipe if you have more than 2 people or a Belgium waffle maker. 


Waffle of Insane Greatness
Aretha Frankensteins
(Printable Recipe)


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Butter and syrup, for serving

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron. Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.


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16 comments:

  1. I love waffles but only eat them every couple of years as Bev doesn't eat them. You made a perfect waffle and took a great shot so they sure look delicious. I'll have to give them a try, perhaps with the addition of a few chopped pecans.

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  2. I luv them. With a name like that, they must be good.

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  3. I love the name and they look so very good.

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  4. it's so funny to me that even as a Chattanooga native, I've never been to Aretha Frankenstein's- my husband has gone but not me...but this is my favorite waffle batter too!

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  5. Well how can I turn down a waffle recipe with a name like that. I got this one printed out and ready to make. Your picture is makin' me drool!!
    Brandie

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  6. Mmmmm. I LOVE me some waffles! I always just make Bisquik ones. I need to try this recipe! : )

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  8. Question...I made the waffles this morning. Is the batter supposed to be more runny? Even after sitting for a few minutes it didn't really thicken up.

    Thanks

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  9. My batter wasn't particularly runny. It wasn't thick, but it wasn't runny either. I used whole buttermilk, so that might make a difference if you used milk. If you used milk just reduce it a bit.

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  10. Hi Steph,

    Love your stuff! And welcome to Nashville! It looks like you're having a great time. I made these waffles in my Belgian waffle maker this morning. It was the perfect amount of batter for 2 waffles. I did find that it was a bit too much oil for me. They came out tasting like a funnel cake, not that that is a bad thing for some. I make waffles often, and my usual recipe calls for 1 Tbsp of oil. They are delicious and light but very rich! I'm off to make your Bolognese! Thanks!

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  11. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing the recipe! I made them this morning and they turned out delicious!!! I even posted about them lol.

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  12. These are insanely delicious waffles. I followed the recipe exactly, except used Jules gluten-free flour (which has cornstarch in it). They were aamazing. I also threw in some chopped pecans for a few of them. Wow, they were insanely good!! Thank. You for sharing the recipe. ( Next time, I will use less oil though.)

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  13. These are insanely delicious waffles. I followed the recipe exactly, except used Jules gluten-free flour (which has cornstarch in it). They were aamazing. I also threw in some chopped pecans for a few of them. Wow, they were insanely good!! Thank. You for sharing the recipe. ( Next time, I will use less oil though.)

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  14. One ?? on the driections - you say don't use spray on the waffle iron and then say follow the directions for your waffle iron?? I think mine says spray first so what should I do?? Also here's another waffle tip for you - add rice krispies to the batter before baking. The rice krispies dissolve bu make the waffles really nice. I've also used club soda in my batter as that gives it a nice rise.

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  15. That was the best waffle I have ever had. Period

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