Last week we packed up the pugs and some warm clothes and headed to a little cabin in the mountains for a pre-Christmas-Christmas. Gifts were exchanged, naps were taken, and most importantly, waffles were made. It's become our tradition to always have waffles for breakfast during our cabin stay.
The waffle mix I use couldn't be easier to make. I whisk up a batch just before we leave and it totes away easily in an air-tight container. There are a few extra things we have to bring along too, like our waffle maker and a bottle of maple syrup, but we shop for the perishables at a local mini mart after unpacking (eggs, butter, buttermilk).
Waffle mix makes a good last minute gift, too - just put it in a pint jar tied with pretty ribbon and write the additional ingredients needed on a tag.
These waffles make a good Christmas morning breakfast, too. If you don't have buttermilk available in your area, try using sour cream in its place (see recipe notes).
Merry, happy and lots of love to you! ♡
Cabin Waffles (DIY Waffle Mix)
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Source: adapted from Country Living Magazine
Yield: 4 cups dry waffle mix
Prep: 10 minutes
3 1/2 cups/312g all purpose flour
1/4 cup/50g granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. To gift, you'll need two pint jars with a screw-top lid. Place two cups of waffle mixture in each jar.
Yield: 4 Belgian waffles, or 6-8 standard waffles
2 cups/256g waffle mix (above)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 cups/ 360g buttermilk
Place waffle mix in a large bowl. Stir in wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Pour batter into a heated and buttered waffle iron (capacities will vary). Cook for 5 minutes or until waffles are golden.
Notes: When I take this mix to-go, I include a vanilla bean in each jar of mix. Although it's not necessary, I enjoy the extra layer of flavor. The bean can be split and scraped then added in with the wet ingredients.
Buttermilk substitute - 1 cup sour cream mixed with 1/2 cup whole milk.