- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/8 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
- 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 5 chives (1/8 cup) chopped
Preheat your waffle iron, we put ours on 5. Our waffle iron is a rotating Belgian waffle type.
Preheat the oven to 200° F.
In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk to combine the egg yolks, milk, and butter. Make sure the let the melted butter cool enough to avoid curdling the milk. Set aside.
In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the egg whites to soft peaks.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until they are almost combined. Add the egg whites, cheese, and chives to the bowl, and gently fold them in until combined. If you are a fan of the Great British Baking Show and Mary Berry, you will know this as, “Around the outside and through the middle.” Make sure not to be too rough as this will defeat the purpose of the whipped egg whites which is to make the waffles light and fluffy.
I use the portion cup that came with the waffle iron which will make 3 large waffles. I cook for approximately 5 minutes, until golden brown. Rotate it just after putting in the batter and then once the steam stops, rotate it back and check until you have reached the desired golden brown color. If the waffle isn’t crisp at this stage, that is just fine as they will crisp in the oven.
Place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and place the waffles on that in the oven to let the waffles crisp up.
Once all waffles have crisped, top with whatever you’d like and enjoy! We love to use these waffles with fried chicken and gravy for delicious chicken and waffles. You can also leave out the cheddar and chives for non savory waffles! Enjoy these delicious waffles!
Recipe adapted from FifteenSpatulas.