Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sourdough Buckwheat Waffles

Since I began experimenting with traditional food, these were the best waffles I have ever made. It was originally a Belgian waffle recipe, which called for yeast, that I adapted to use a sourdough starter instead. My starter is made of equal weights flour and water, so I just replaced an ounce each of the flour and liquid called for in the recipe with two ounces of starter.

I started last night by soaking 2 ounces starter with 1 1/2 ounces freshly ground organic buckwheat and 3 ounces fresh milk. In the morning, I mixed in a teaspoon of Muscovado sugar, a Tablespoon (half-ounce) melted butter, an egg, a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon, a quarter-teaspoon of salt and a quarter-teaspoon of baking soda.

These puffed up like crazy in the waffle iron, oozed all over the counter, and came out perfectly soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. The cinnamon really made them special. We had them with blackberries (out of season, but on sale), yogurt and local honey. I will definitely make these again. In fact, my batter is already mixed and we're having them tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Hi I love your recipe it was the only one I could find for sourdough buckwheat waffles. The only problem i came across was what it 11/2 ? I ended up putting in way too much buckwheat flour, which wasn't a problem because I just added more liquid and 2 eggs. I did add a bit of spelt to the mix also because I was worried they would turn out crumbly. I usually cook like that, little of this little of that. They came out amazing!! Thank you!
I would love to make them with just buckwheat, so next time I wanted to know how much flour is 11/2 :)

Anonymous said...

How many waffles does this recipe make?

Anonymous said...

it is One and a half.... not 11/2. Read it like this... 1 & 1/2

Anonymous said...

This recipe is the most PERFECT, delicious, wholesome waffle recipe I have come across. It is the perfect amount for my household of 2 for our breakfast, plus I have some quarters left over for putting in my yogurt during the week. I use a rye flour starter and making these waffles once a week (for Sunday breakfast) is my main way of re-charging the starter. Thank you SO much for passing this great recipe on.