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Baked Explorations, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, p. 16
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup malt powder
2 tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
Maple syrup, butter and/or chocolate chips for serving
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Prepare a waffle iron with cooking spray or vegetable oil per manufacturer’s instructions.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, malt powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs slightly, add the buttermilk and butter, and whisk again.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the buttermilk mixture into it. Fold the ingredients into the wet ever so gently until just combined – there will be some visible lumps. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions for your iron. Generally speaking, you will use 1/4 to 1/2 cup batter per waffle (depending on the size of your waffle iron). Cook the waffles until they are golden brown or a little darker. Transfer the waffles directly to a rack in your oven to keep them warm while you make the rest. Serve immediately with maple syrup, butter, and chocolate chips.
Makes about 10 waffles.
Excerpted from Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Copyright © 2010 by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Excerpted by permission of Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of Abrams. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.