Eggnog Sourdough Waffles
Tangy sweet waffles made with eggnog and sourdough starter. A fun way to enjoy eggnog during the holiday season--and marked down eggnog after the new year!
I'm a sucker for magical markdown stickers. Where some people see 'oh it's about to go bad' I see opportunity. I picked up a half gallon of eggnog with no clear purpose. Buying food not on a previously thought out list is NOT a good way to Reduce Food Waste, however it is a source of inspiration to me so I'll keep on doing it. Within reason. Walking to the grocery store as I have been for the past 2 months when all I need is a gallon of milk has really cut down on impulse purchases.
I've used eggnog in waffles before--my Pumpkin Eggnog Waffles with Chocolate Chips made it onto the blog, but the Pumpkin Effnog waffles I never did find in my earlier photo searches, even though I was pretty sure I'd made some before. [Note to bloggers, when pulling photos off your camera, check the spelling as you add labels.] Eggnog in French toast? You bet I went there. What about oven pancakes? Yes, I've used eggnog in my Finnish Oven Pancake. Heck, I've even used eggnog in savory pizza dough with butternut squash. I do drink it, though it may not seem that way by all of these recipes.
I have to interrupt my flow with a behind the scenes photo--Robert Barker eyeing the bacon. Don't let the short legs fool ya. He swiped a piece of coconut cream pie off the counter last month. He's a dickens and I love him.
I wanted to share this recipe now for two reasons--first, it's been a while since I've shared a sourdough recipe and second, because I got my initial sourdough as a stocking stuffer, and I wanted to put the bug in your ear about giving a dried sourdough starter as a holiday gift. This is an Amazon affiliate link to the starter packet I started over 2 years ago, which is going strong in my fridge as I write. And still going strong as I type.
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Note: this recipe is started the night before, using unfed sourdough starter straight from the fridge.
Eggnog Sourdough Waffles (recipe adapted from the King Arthur Flour website)
Ingredients (this makes about 4 rounds--16 waffles--in my waffle iron)
- 1 cup (8 ounces) unfed sourdough starter
- 3 cups eggnog (any flavor, homemade or store bought)
- 3 cups (12+¾ ounces by weight) unbleached all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt (I use kosher)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Start the night before you want waffles for breakfast.
- In a large bowl, stir together the first 4 ingredients until well combined. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and leave on the counter overnight.
- The next morning, whisk in the remaining ingredients until combined.
- Walk away. Just walk away! Let the batter rest for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Preheat your waffle iron to your standard setting (I used the medium setting on mine) and spray with an oil spray.
- Pour the correct amount of batter for your waffle iron (I use about a half cup per waffle on mine) and bake according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Serve with locally sourced maple syrup, and bacon if your dog doesn't get it first. (He didn't.)