We like to start our Sundays with a late breakfast with the family. Waffles invite themselves very often. I have already given you my favorite recipes. The recipe that I like the most is the sourdough one. Except, my sourdoughs tend not to always survive my abuse. Since this summer, we have therefore been deprived of sourdough waffles.
I went looking for a new recipe, with baker’s yeast. I thought it would be a good compromise to sourdough waffles. During my research, I found a recipe attributed to Ginette Mathiot. A reference ! The particularity of this recipe is its long resting period. Which finally suited me perfectly, because suddenly, it’s very easy to prepare it the day before for Sunday morning.
Afterwards, you sometimes have to know how to take a step back from the recipes that you find posted on a forum and repeated word for word on a blog. When a recipe is untested, it cannot be trusted.
So, you are lucky, I give you the recipe that I tested and validated. I had to make a lot of modifications. In the end, I was very pleasantly surprised by these waffles. They are completely different from those that can be eaten with baking powder. However, they are not similar to sourdough ones. I love them just as much. Really, it’s a nice favorite and they will come back regularly to embellish our breakfasts and snacks. They are both soft and crispy and that’s all we like.
Baker’s Yeast Waffles:
250g of flour
1 tsp dehydrated baker’s yeast
100g melted butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp of rum
Put the flour in a large bowl.
Warm the milk and yeast very slightly. Mix to mix well.
Add the milk to the flour. To mix together.
Cover and let rise at room temperature for 6 to 8 hours.
In the morning, mix the eggs, sugar, baking soda and rum.
Add the melted butter.
Add this mixture to the risen dough.
Mix, and leave to rise again for 1 to 2 hours.
Heat the waffle iron. Lightly grease it, then prepare the waffles. They should be golden brown.
Let cool slightly, then taste with just a little icing sugar or if you prefer with spread, jam, chestnut cream…
To finish: instead of rum, you can use orange blossom or another flavor.