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Buttermilk Or Sour Cream Waffles


These recipes are from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. They both are prepared the same way.  Only a few of the ingredients are different. 

My favorite way to eat Waffles is with butter and homemade maple syrup. But they’re also yummy with fruit jam, fruit syrup, or fresh fruit. I usually make the Buttermilk Waffles. We always keep buttermilk in our frig. It’s yummy to drink too! 

Buttermilk reminds me of a drink we had in Istanbul called ayran. It was made with yogurt, water and salt. Served cold it’s refreshing! You can find it anywhere in Turkey and other Arab countries. The basic recipe is whisking together 2 cups Greek yogurt, 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Yum!

Buttermilk Waffles

  • In a medium bowl whisk together:

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

  • In a medium bowl beat together until thick and lemon colored with a hand mixer:

2 egg yolks

  • Add and beat in:

2 cups buttermilk

6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • Combine the 2 mixtures with a few quick strokes
  • In a small bowl beat until stiff:

2 egg whites

  • Fold egg whites into batter
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto hot waffle iron 
  • Use about  1/2 cup batter per waffle 


Sour Cream Waffles

  • In a medium bowl whisk together:

3/4 cup flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

  • In a medium bowl beat until thick and lemony:

3 egg yolks

  • Add and combine:

 2 cups sour cream

  • Combine the 2 mixtures together with a few quick strokes
  • In a small bowl beat until stiff:

3 egg whites

  • Fold egg whites into batter. With a large spoon add about 1/2 cup batter to a hot waffle iron to make 1 waffle
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Raw Corn and Veggie Salad with Buttermilk Dressing


Fresh corn is usually sweet here in the Midwest. This raw corn salad has red pepper, Persian cucumbers, shallot, parsley, fresh dill and a buttermilk and yogurt dressing. Add the dressing at the table, as little or as much as you like

I found this recipe at Food52. It had a lot of likes and the raw corn and Persian cucumbers were new to me and sounded yummy. I usually quickly blanch  corn before using it in salads. I liked eliminating this step!

In a large bowl combine:

1 clove fresh shallot, sliced thin, rinsed in cold water, drained and blotted in paper towel 

3 ears fresh corn, kernels sliced off with a sharp knife

4 Persian cucumbers, (these are like English cucumbers with thin skins but only 5 inches long) quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into a 1/4 inch dice

1 long red pepper, diced

1 handful fresh dill, minced

1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro 

Feta cheese as desired. You can mix it in or place it on top of the salad in large pieces

Raw Salad without the dressing:


Dressing:

Combine with a whisk in a small bowl:

1/4 cup buttermilk

2/3 cup European style plain thin yogurt

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, the better the quality the better the taste I like a white balsamic or a champagne balsamic from out local oil and vinegar shop, Mercato di O & V, in Midland MI

3 tablespoons minced sweet onion

1 clove garlic minced with 1/4 teaspoon salt

Add with a whisk slowly in a steady stream:

1/4 cup olive oil

Add salt and pepper to taste

Serve the dressing on the side with the fresh salad

Buttermilk Dressing:

Raw Salad with Buttermilk Dressing:


Voila!