Sunday, August 12, 2012

The best ever waffles! homemade with natural yeast

If you missed my first post about baking with a natural sweet yeast, click the link below.
baking with natural yeast

I have to admit baking with the natural yeast  really isn't as bad as I made it seem in that last post. I was just frustrated with learning how to make bread using a sponge method. I am really enjoying the flavors and textures. The bread is getting progressively better. We made a pizza and the whole family loved it. Our favorite is still the waffles. They come out with a nice nutty flavor, so crisp on the outside and nice and tender in the middle. YUM! 

To make natural yeast waffles

It begins with growing out a starter with 3/4 cup warm water and 1 cup whole wheat flour. The night before I want waffles I feed the starter by adding another 3/4 cup warm water and 1 cup flour and let that sit and grow overnight. In the morning, making waffles is a snap.

Preheat the waffle iron. While it is heating make the batter.

I take the whole mass of starter and scoop it into a bowl.
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 Tablespoons oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda

stir it all together with a wooden spoon until smooth. (The starter tends to be a bit stringy, and it takes a bit of patience to get it all stired together). When it is all mixed and starting to bubble, pour into the  hot waffle iron and cook.  It makes about 6 waffles. These are some of the best waffles I have ever tasted!  We eat them with buttermilk syrup.  A link to the buttermilk syrup recipe is below.

buttermilk syrup link

Take your residue from the begining starter and create a new one, by adding 3/4 cup warm water and 1 cup flour.

Here is a link to Caleb Warnock's blog where he talks about the value of natural yeast, and the health benefits of using such. You can also get your own start from him, so that you can create your own healthy homemade waffles.
Caleb Warnock blog history of natural yeast


  1. This is really easy ... thanks for sharing with us at Scratch Cookin' Tuesday!

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  3. Your waffles sound delicious. I haven't cooked with natural yeast before but I have heard it has lots of health benefits!