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World's Best Waffles

 World's Best Waffles
I pride myself on being a good cook who learned everything about baking and cooking from my very patient mother. Credit also goes to my father, who suffered through my many less-than-successful experiments!
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk. Beat egg
  • yolks lightly; beat into yeast mixture. Beat in vanilla. Combine
  • flour, salt and nutmeg; stir into yeast mixture just until combined.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Cover and
  • let rise until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's
  • directions until golden brown. Yield: 12-16 waffles (about 6-1/2
  • inches).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 218 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.