I am finally getting around to making another recipe from my Great-Grandmother’s Old Recipe Box. In the box I found 3 different homemade waffles recipes. Hmmm… which one to choose?? Decisions, decisions.
I really really wanted to make this one.
But I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what “ZO” is. Or maybe it’s “go.” Zuchinni oil? Zebra ointment? Was it some kind of name brand product they had back then? If you DO know what that is…you seriously need to stop what you are doing and leave a comment on this post. I am desperate here…It’s killing me that I don’t know what it is.
This was the second waffle recipe in the box – Sour Milk Waffles.
Ummm… and just who has sour milk hanging around? It’s you homesteaders with a dairy cow or goat, that’s who. You all should try that one out and let me know how it tastes. And let me know if you get diarrhea too. Hee hee.
I decided to go with the Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles recipe.
The problem? I didn’t have pastry flour.
So I googled and found that to make 2 cups of pastry flour you take 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour + add in 2/3 cup of cake flour.
Ah man! I didn’t have cake flour either. Dang. So I Googled again…
To make cake flour: add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to a 1 cup measuring cup, then fill the rest of the cup with flour.
I realized this was possible after all.
So I made the cake flour, sifted & mixed it together, then measured out 2/3 cup. Next I added 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour to my mixing bowl. Now we have our 2 cups of Pastry flour. Whew..that was a lot of work!
And I may have made a huge mess of the flour too. That’s just the kind of cook I am. Things like flour just seem to explode around me.
Next it said to sift the dry ingredients. So I busted out my antique sifter and had a blast. I just love using my old antique tools. It’s fun.
Poured the milk into the bowl.
Then separated the yolks from the whites and added in the yolks to the dry ingredients.
It said next to fold in the egg whites beaten stiff.
So I took out my other cool old hand mixer/ egg beater, which works so incredibly well for getting the eggs stiff. I have used it many times before and I honestly think that it’s faster than my kitchen aid for mixing eggs.
To know if your eggs are beaten enough you should have some nice stiff peaks when you remove the beaters.
Fold the beaten egg whites gently into the batter, then add in the melted real butter. Now the batter is ready.
I crossed my fingers and scooped about a cup’s worth of batter and added it to my hot waffle maker.
Cooked till they were done, and.. the homemade waffles recipe turned out BEAUTIFUL! Plus the taste was out of this world. I am not kidding.
Add in some butter and syrup..and it’s heaven.
I will now have the super power to “WOW” all my kids friends in the morning after they have sleepovers… muhahahaha…. Hope you enjoy it too!
Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles Recipe
- 2 cups Pastry Flour
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 Eggs Yokes & Whites separated
- 2 tbsp Melted Butter
- Mix and sift dry ingredients. Add milk gradually and add egg yoke, well beaten. Fold in whites of eggs beaten stiff. Then add in melted butter.
- Pour batter into heated waffle maker and cook till golden.
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