We craved waffles after visiting a maple sap farm in New Hampshire; when it comes to holding syrup, there is no match for the deep grids of a perfectly crisp one.

Buttermilk Waffles Buttermilk Waffles
When it comes to a sumptuous, satisfying breakfast, few things match the perfection of a crisp waffle.
Yield: serves 4


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled


  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl and add buttermilk and butter. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just combined.
  3. Beat egg whites in a medium mixing bowl until stiff and fold into flour mixture. Batter will be airy.
  4. Spread batter over three-quarters of the surface of a hot, lightly greased waffle iron, close lid, and cook until brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Serve with plenty of butter and maple syrup.