Yeast Waffles

Tastes even better than it looks
That's no moon!

We like waffles, but have been pining for something with a little more kick to it.  Janet found a wonderful yeast waffle recipe on that had been contributed by Janet Morris.  Most of the ground work is done the night before.  The waffles are light and airy, yet very crisp on the outside: completely awesome.

Mix the night before:

2 C milk
2 1/4 teaspoons of dry yeast
1/2 C warm water
1/2 C melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 C sifted, unbleached, all-purpose flour

The next morning, add:

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 t baking soda


1 C cream
2 T sugar
Strawberries. Lots of strawberries


  1. Warm the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.
  2. In a small, non-metallic cup, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let stand 5-10 minutes, until it’s creamy
  3. In a large bowl, combine the milk yeast mixture, butter, salt, sugar and flour. Mix thoroughly until the batter is smooth. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap and let it stand overnight.
  4. The next morning, the mixture will smell… fermented.  That’s expected.  Stir in the eggs and baking soda.
  5. Whip the cream and sugar on high until it’s nice and fluffy.  (This will be your topping, obviously.)

    Whip it - in to shape, go forward.  Move ahead.  It's not to late.  To whip it.  Whip it good!
    Whip it - in to shape, go forward. Move ahead. It's not to late. To whip it. Whip it good!
  6. (optional) Wake up the teenagers.  They will groan louder if they miss fresh waffles.
    Optional: wake up the teenagers
  7. Two ladels-ful of batter works out about right
    Two ladels-ful of batter works out about right
    do {
         ++two ladles of batter onto the waffle maker.
         while (!golden brown || little red waffle light is on) cook;
         if (teenagers awake) {
           serve immediately();
         } else {
           put on a mesh grille so it doesn't get soggy.
     } until (!batter);
  8. Serve the strawberries and whipped cream on top of the waffles.

I get about 12 waffles out of a batch of batter.

3 thoughts on “Yeast Waffles

    1. I don’t see why not. You might want to taper back on the butter as its primary purpose is to help the waffle crisp. (I have a recipe from a few years ago where I used sourdough starter in pancakes)

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