My father in law is a big fan of waffles. He generally gets them in a restaurant or uses purchased waffle mix at home. We do not get to see our parents often, so whenever they do come to visit we spoil them by making their favorite foods. This is my favorite waffle recipe. Adapted from Gourmet magazine, June of 2005 issue. They are moist and soft on the insider and crispy on the outside, hmmmm heavenly!
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups well-shaken buttermilk
* 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
* 2 large eggs
* Vegetable oil for waffle iron
Put oven rack in middle position and put a large metal cooling rack directly on it. Preheat oven to 250°F and preheat waffle iron.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs in another bowl, then whisk into flour mixture until just combined.
Brush hot waffle iron lightly with vegetable oil and pour a batter into the waffle mold. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer as cooked to rack in oven to keep warm, keeping waffles in 1 layer to stay crisp. Make more waffles in same manner.