I hate using the word "BEST" to describe a recipe. But I have yet to find a better or easier one than this. I adapted it from Marion Cunningham's overnight yeasts waffles. Mix up the batter at night (takes 10 minutes) & leave it on the counter. Wake up. Add 2 eggs and some baking soda and make waffles. This is life changing folks.
  1. In a small saucepan pour in 1½ cups whole milk. Heat up until it's warm to the touch.
    Just turn the stove onto high and stick a clean finger in the milk. Stir until it feels warm. Takes about 10-15 seconds. Don't let it get hot. You just want to cut the chill from the fridge.
  2. Add a package of dry active yeast. Stir until dissolved and let sit for 5 minute.
    You should get a few bubbles popping up on the surface. That's cool.
  3. Pour yeasty milk into large bowl. Add 2 cups all-purpose flour, ½ cup of cornmeal, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and a stick of melted butter.
    Stir it up with a whisk. Make sure its blended.
  4. Cover (plastic wrap it or stick a big plate over it) and let it sit on the counter overnight.
    Yes it has dairy. And yes you're leaving it on the counter. Don't worry about. It'll be fine. In fact it'll be great. Best waffle recipe. It's in the title.
  5. Next morning, whisk in 2 large eggs and ½ teaspoon baking soda.
  6. Now pour and make waffles as per your waffle iron.
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    This is similar to my recipe on my blog. This is a photo of those waffles. Except I add crumbled cooked bacon to the waffles. Because, you know, bacon. But do what you want. If you want my bacon waffle recipe go to http://bit.ly/1FnaU8y
  7. By the way, don't leave out the cornmeal! It's important.
    The cornmeal is so your waffles will be shatteringly crisp when you make them. Plus they'll have a slight sweetness from the cornmeal. The overnight rest allows the cornmeal to hydrate so the resulting waffles will not be gritty at all. Trust me, you need the cornmeal.
  8. Serve with real maple syrup.
    None of the package syrup crap. That's just corn syrup with flavoring. Go for the good stuff. Trader Joes sells it for a reasonable price. Splurge a little. You're worth it.
  9. Enjoy!