Sunday, January 14, 2007
After trying these out, I'm a bit interested in making some yeast-raised waffles. These pancakes are not too sweet and so need generous amounts of maple syrup for a sweeter breakfast.
(from Pancakes: From Morning Till Midnight by Dorie Greenspan)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 packet active dry yeast or instant yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tbsp unsalted butter
2 large eggs, beaten
1. Whisk together the flours and salt in a medium bowl. Proof (if necessary) your yeast and sugar in the 1/2 cup warm water. Warm the milk and butter together either on the stove or in the microwave to about 105F. Combine the yeast mixture in with the milk/butter mixture and then pour into the flour mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and either let it rise overnight in the refrigerator or for an hour or two at room temperature. If you had done the former, let it rest for 20 minutes at room temperature before adding the eggs.
2. Stir down the batter and add in the beaten eggs. Your batter will be smooth and not your typical lumpy pancake batter.
3. Ladle onto a medium-hot skillet and fry until the surface is bubbly and golden on the bottom. Flip over and cook for another minute or two until golden brown.
4. Serve with butter and maple syrup.