Vanilla bean adds a delicious fragrance to these waffles.
- Servings: 6
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1999
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
- 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted unsalted butter, plus more for waffle iron
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
Grease waffle iron with a small amount of melted butter, and heat. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla-bean scrapings. Pour into dry mixture, and combine.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.
Ladle about 1/3 cup batter onto each section of the waffle grid; spread batter almost to the edges. Close lid, and bake 3 to 5 minutes, until no steam emerges from waffle iron.
Transfer cooked waffles to a baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while using remaining batter.