Celebrate National Waffle Day with the Perfect Waffle Recipe
Waffles have long held a special place in our hearts and on our breakfast tables. These delectable treats, with their enticing aroma and satisfying blend of textures, are beloved by people of all ages. It's no wonder that we celebrate National Waffle Day on August 24th each year, a day dedicated to honoring this delightful creation that has become a breakfast and brunch staple worldwide.
In the spirit of National Waffle Day, we're excited to share with you the perfect waffle recipe that will take your waffle-making game to the next level. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a combination of fluffy interiors and crispy exteriors that are sure to make your morning – or any time of day – extra special.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Start by preheating your waffle iron according to its manufacturer's instructions. This will ensure that your waffles cook evenly and achieve that coveted crispy texture.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. In another bowl, beat the eggs until they're well combined. Add in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is blended smoothly.
4. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Gently fold the mixture together using a spatula. Be careful not to overmix – a few lumps are okay as it will result in fluffier waffles.
5. Once your waffle iron is properly preheated, lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of melted butter. Ladle an appropriate amount of batter onto the center of the iron, then close the lid and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. The waffles should be golden brown and crispy when done.
6. Carefully remove the waffles from the iron and place them on a plate. Serve with an array of toppings – from classic maple syrup and butter to fresh fruits, whipped cream, nuts, or even a dusting of powdered sugar.