Guests at the Blue Collar often order waffles for breakfast. There are any number of good waffle recipes, but if the hostess is also making Eggs Benny with Cornmeal Scones, and maybe two other kinds of eggs, mixing up waffles can be stressful—and the last thing a B&B needs is a stressed out hostess. Everyone picks up on the kitchen energy, and no one needs a shot of anxiety along with his Blue Collar coffee.
So the smart hostess mixes up a batch of Overnight Waffles before she goes to bed. These are yeasted, which makes for a delicious rich, crisp treat. Waffles can be held in a 200 degree oven on a wire rack set above a baking sheet, covered with a clean kitchen towel.
Heat 1 ¾ cups milk and ½ cup butter in a small saucepan until the butter melts. Let cool.
Whisk 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp. sugar , 1 teaspoon salt and 1 ½ teaspoons instant yeast in large bowl.
Whisk warm milk into flour mix until batter is smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Whisk eggs into flour mix.
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and put in fridge for 12 hours or more.
And in the morning, smile modestly as the lucky guests sing your praises!