Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Corn Meal Waffles

A few years ago I made some Corn Meal Waffles and they were really good. I know that I found the recipe in of one of my cookbooks, but I have searched for it over and over again and I have not been able to find it. The only recipe I had called for creamed corn. I know I did not put creamed corn in my waffles. So I have not made Corn Meal Waffles since then. Until yesterday.

I had come across this recipe for Savory Waffle Sandwiches by A Spicy Perspective. This sandwich is made up of eggs, bacon, cheese and tomato using savory corn waffles for the bread. They look and sound amazing! There was a few problems though. I didn't have bacon on hand. Or tomatoes. Or really any appropriate substitute sandwich fillers. It's been awhile since I've been grocery shopping. So I used the waffle recipe and made a few substitutions and a few omissions and I came up with a really delicious Corn Meal Waffle recipe. But my mouth is still watering over the Savory Waffle Sandwiches so I am going to have to try them. Soon!

Corn Meal Waffles

2-1/2 Cups all-purpose Flour
2 Cups Yellow Cornmeal
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
6 Tablespoons granulated Sugar
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs
3/4 Cup Butter, melted
4 Cups Sour Milk (or Buttermilk if you have!)

In a large bowl, first add the dry ingredients. Whisk to incorporate. Then add eggs, melted butter and sour milk. Stir until just mixed. Cook in your waffle iron as directed by manufacturer. Serve hot with pure maple syrup. 

We had a side of spinach, egg, Parmesan and cheddar cheese scramble to round out our meal. 

My Tips

  • To make a cup of sour milk: put 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice and add milk to equal 1 cup. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to allow it time to sour. If you need it faster, you can heat it in the microwave for about a minute.
  • You could probably use less sugar. Next time I will probably use 2 or 3 tablespoons. 
  • I have no idea what the purpose of the cornstarch is in the recipe. If you know, please tell me! Next time I will probably try it without.
  • Leftover waffles are great for putting in the freezer. To use them, we stick them straight into the toaster from the freezer. You could also microwave them or heat them in the oven.

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