We were having a lively discussion on food at a family get together when the conversation turned to waffles, with one of the older family members suggesting we have a breakfast get-together the next holiday so I could make waffles, which she recalled was the best in the world.
A younger member of the group wondered what type of waffles I bought, not realizing that you could make them from scratch at home and didn’t have to depend on the frozen type you popped in the toaster. It was then that I decided we definitely needed to have a family breakfast the next week and call it a “wafflefest”.
Everyone who owned one, brought a waffle maker the following weekend. I was in charge of making the batter and everyone else brought toppings that included fruit, nuts syrup, and butter. I was going to make a huge batch of my “world renown” best waffle batter, but one of the group suggested I wait until everyone got there so those who wanted to know how to make it could watch.
Add the egg when the milk/butter mixture is at the proper temperature. Whisk to combine. Now you are ready to combine the wet and dry mixes. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients and make batter.
Let the batter sit at room temperature to allow the yeast to bloom. You can bloom the yeast for ten minutes or up to 2 hours.
Within a few minutes, we had the most delicious waffle breakfast you could ever imagine and one very amazed family member who now realized you could make waffles at home and didn’t need to buy them in the freezer section. These taste so delicious I had a few people at the gathering suggest we start a waffle restaurant and one very enlightened person asking where to buy a waffle maker.