It took me 27 years of stupidity to make these waffles, please don’t emulate me and make them immediately!
Damnfine Bacon Blue Cornmeal Waffles
7/8 cups all purpose flour or 1 cup of cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 T sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup blue cornmeal (or yellow)
1 3/4 cups whole milk
1/4 c bacon fat (or butter), melted
9 strips of thinly sliced Damnfinebacon (or any good quality bacon)
Oil, for greasing the waffle iron
Butter and hot maple syrup
In a small bowl sift together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Stir in the cornmeal.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk and mix well.
Heat the waffle iron. When the iron is hot, mix together the egg mixture, the flour/cornmeal mixture and the melted fat together “in a few swift strokes”.
Oil the waffle iron well and pour the batter on, then lay the bacon strips on top. If needed you can halve or trim the bacon. For my Belgian waffle iron I highly recommend three strips of bacon and they fit perfectly. Close the lid of the iron and don’t open it until the clouds of steam diminish and the iron opens easily. Don’t rush the waffles! If it sticks just wait until the waffle browns a little more.
Makes 6 Belgian waffles, although your waffle iron may make a different quantity.
Eat with a smear of butter and plenty of maple syrup or honey and copious amounts of hot coffee. And ignore the cat.