first, before you read any further, know this: to make waffles, you need a waffle-maker. there's no getting around needing some kind of fancy appliance for this wonderful breakfast/dessert/any-meal-of-the-day food. lucky for me i have 2 (yes 2! excessive? nope. just means i can eat waffles quicker*). one is on loan from my dear mother, and the other i bought at a thrift store.
*quicker is a relative term. keep in mind that waffles require a lot of PATIENCE while cooking them.
(this is terrible, but i forget where i got the recipe)
(serves 4. or 2 people twice)
4 eggs, separated
1 1/2 c. milk
2 c. flour (preferably all-purpose, but you can mix some buckwheat or whole wheat in there)
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
5 T. melted butter
1. separate eggs. beat yolks. in a large bowl. stir in milk.
2. in a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and stir into the yolk mixture.
4. stir in the melted butter.
5. beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.
6. cook in a waffle iron (according to manufacturers directions)
if you have a stove-top waffle-maker like mine, make sure you heat them up ahead of time. i'm not sure if i'm supposed to grease them, but i do. i haven't found the perfect cooking temperature yet, but medium heat is a good place to start. pour the batter in, (around 1/4 cup per quarter) slightly spread it to make it look equal in all 4 parts, and close the waffler. cook on this side for a few minutes, then flip (making sure you hold the handles tight together). and cook on other side for a few minutes. when you open up the lid, the waffle should slide out nicely, not sticking. cook until it looks nice and crispy. if you make more than you need, you can put them into the toaster to heat up later.
messy, full of peanut butter, doused with syrup :)