Monday, August 24, 2009

Make-ahead Waffle Batter

I found this recipe in a vintage 1967 cookbook. I LOVE this cookbook. It cracks me up over and over. I need to do a whole posting about it's outdated tips sometime. They are great! But for this recipe I'll just share one tip:

"If your brunch guests include men or children or both, your reputation is bound to be enhanced by a do-it-yourself flapjack buffet."

Well I don't know about you, but I love enhancing my reputation with flapjacks. LOL

These waffles were amazing. I've never made yeast waffles before and they were sooo much better than any I've ever made before. They were simple too.


1 pkg yeast
2 c. warm milk (I made mine from powdered)
2 T sugar
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1/4 c. butter
2 c. flour

The night before: In a mixing bowl dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add remaining ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer. Cover and let rise. Mine was about to overflow from the bowl at about an hour and 15 minutes. Stir down; cover and refrigerate overnight or until ready to use.

The batter was all fluffed up again in the morning when I pulled it out of the fridge. It looked so good :)

Adding sprinkles to the waffles before you shut the waffle maker adds a bit of color and the kids love them. I'm not a fan of sprinkles, but they melt right in and you don't even taste them.


colleen said...

lol-the last picture is PRICELESS!!!! Someone is loving some waffles!!! I want your cookbook!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

Moody said...

I have my grandma's 40's Betty Crocker cookbook and love it! These look wonderful. I'm such a big fan of waffles, but mine have to have strawberries and whipped cream on them! Yum!

Simply Stacey said...

I love looking through old magazines or cookbooks and reading things like that. Makes you laugh but also yearn for those simplier times.

Looks like your kiddo loved the waffles!! =)

Anonymous said...

Very yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love making yeast waffles too. My favorite part is that you don't have to do much in the morning.

Arya said...

YUMMM....I want that cookbook! Off to search it out so I can have a copy to drool over too...I do have a reprinted version of my grandmother's betty crocker cookbook (red checkered cover, 3 ring binder - it has great recipe's too!)

Rae said...

mmm.... your recipes are getting starred all over my google reader lately. If I hadn't run out of milk just this morning, I'd be jumping on this tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

Sonya said...

Im so loving the last photo! I have a few older cookbooks too and I laugh over the parts that tell you that you shouldnt ask your husband a bunch of questions about work when he gets home. It's our job to take care of him and let his worries waste away while sitting in a chair with his pipe and drink!

hip chick said...

Oh my the house on the cover of the book makes me think of The Brady Bunch! I'm always in the market for a good waffle recipe so I'm going to try this one, sans sprinkles.
thanks for sharing. And, every one is correct about that last photo. It's priceless.

Woman Interrupted said...


No wonder the men and boys never accept my brunch invitations! Hee Hee.

Arya said...

just wanted to let you know I found lots of copies of this book on Amazon and once the first hits I am adding it to my cookbook collection! Thank you for sharing!

Jack said...

Even I love looking through old magazines or cookbooks and reading things like that.That is the easiest way i guess..

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Christi Williams said...

I love old cookbooks and one of my obsessions is old glassware!
Fun blog, I am glad I found it.
Can't wait to get to know you.