With autumn in the air, we crave everything buckwheat. From our Cooking with Buckwheat Cooking Class, enjoy this recipe for buckwheat waffles.
Buckwheat flour gives these waffles an earthy flavor.
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs, separated
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Preheat a waffle iron. Into a large bowl, sift together buckwheat and all-purpose flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sour cream, milk, and butter. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir briefly until just combined.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites with a hand-mixer until stiff but not dry. Fold into the batter.
Ladle about 1/3 cup batter onto each section of the waffle grid; spread the batter almost to the edges. Close the lid, and bake about 5 minutes, until no steam emerges from the waffle iron.
Transfer the cooked waffles to a baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while using the remaining batter. If desired, serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
Recipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com.