Thursday, March 31, 2011

No need to Waffle about these things. Go right ahead and eat em.

Yes, it's been a while since I did some food blogging, but things have been pretty busy in the news and political blogging world. I've managed to get on average two posts up at Big Journalism a week as well as one up on News Real Blog. I have a few more real Jewish food recipes waiting to get written up, but I thought I'd digress and toss in a quick Gluten Free breakfast treat for all you folks who are unable to partake in wheat and associated grains. So, get your irons ready and get your waffle on!
You'll Need: 

1 1/4 cups rice flour (either brown or white)
1/4 cup corn flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs (separated)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (I used soy buttermilk which is 1 3/8 cups soy milk + 2 tbsps vinegar)
2 tablespoons sugar
Start heating your waffle iron and put the oven on at 200F (95C)
Mix up your flours, baking powder and salt. I had some help for this step.

If you are able to use milk, measure it out. If you want to do it with soy milk then you'll need to curdle it with vinegar. Mix the soy milk and vinegar and stir. Let it sit for 5 or so minutes.
Next up we'll do the eggs. Separate the whites and yolks. The yolks go in with the milk, the whites should be kept on the side.
Add the oil to the milk and egg yolk and mix it up. Then add to the dry ingredients.
Now for the real trick to light crispy waffle. Take your egg whites and beat them to a soft peak. 
 Add the sugar one tablespoon at a time while beating it. When it's done we're going to fold it into the rest of the batter one scoop at a time. Make sure to get those creases sharp!

The resulting batter should be, for lack of a better word, fluffy. Think Hello Kitty. And now into the waffle iron. Every waffle iron is different, so if you're not used to your give yourself a mulligan the first time out. It should come off light and crispy.
In any event, when it's ready put it into the warm oven directly on the rack. This will crisp it up a bit more and keep them warm so you can serve all your waffles as a big batch. Add Syrup or honey to taste. Sit around with friends and family and let them adore you.


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