Happy Valentine’s Day!
Or Galentine’s Day!
Or Palentine’s Day!
Or Mardis Gras!
Or Anna Howard Shaw Day!
I made these waffles in honor of Galentine’s Day’s largest and most well known supporter and perpetuator – Leslie Knope. She loves her friends. She loves her waffles. She loves her work (but work always comes third). Making them cake batter waffles seemed like a decision she would applaud, as did the copious amounts of whipped cream. And I think she’d also understand them going up a day after Galentine’s Day – seeing as how I was too busy actually Galentine-ing with my bestie since birth, Mandy, to get it up in time. Work comes third, remember?
Cake Batter Waffles (makes 4 waffles)
2 cups flour
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 cup milk, at room temperature
4 TBSP. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 TBSP vanilla extract
Sweetened whipped cream and more sprinkles, for serving
Whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large measuring cup whisk together the milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Whisk into dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
Allow to rest while waffle iron preheats according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Divide batter among wells and scatter sprinkles over the top. Cook until golden brown (my iron is an antique and takes about 7 – 10 minutes).
Serve with extra whipped cream and sprinkles.