You will want to follow this link (Sourdough) and get your starter started right away, because you will need these waffles!
I have been following Mad Hungry's Lucinda Scala-Quinn for years and she is now on a quest on Instagram to make the perfect sourdough waffle. While she has not released her perfected recipe, I have taken what she has done and flipped it to FMD and made some damn fine waffles from it!
If you bake bread often, you may have lots of wild yeast in your kitchen and your starter may take off and be ready in just a few days. Otherwise, it could take 7-10 or maybe even 14 before it gets to the SOUR stage. After that you can make my Sourdough Bread or Biscuits or the WAFFLES!!
|Look at those air pockets! And crisp crust!|
You also need a good waffle iron. I have a basic round one that works great for regular waffles, and works ok for these. I bought this one (https://amzn.to/2Kkxg3q this is an affiliate link) and I LOVE IT. These waffles come out so crispy an delicious AND it takes less time to cook them!
If you use this waffle maker or one similar, be sure to use about 1 3/4 cup batter or they will not cook properly (see pictures below).
The day before you want waffles, feed your starter enough flour and water so that you will have at least 1 3/4 cups starter the next day (you need some left over to keep going). Do this in the morning. That night, about 12 hours before you are going to make waffles, make the sponge:
Makes 16 servings
1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
2 cups sprouted wheat flour
2 cups almond milk
2T lemon juice
1T xylitol (I have not tried this with stevia or monk fruit) (if you are on Maintenance, use honey)
Mix lemon juice with almond milk and let sit a few minutes. Stir in the starter and flour. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and leave sit on the counter for 8-12 hours.
|This is the sponge, first thing in the morning|
In the morning, stir in:
2 beaten eggs (make sure they are lightly beaten)
1/4 cup my Vegan Butter, melted OR use olive oil
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla
|You can see the sponge gets puffy after adding the baking soda. Lots of bubbles!|
Cook in waffle iron right away, following manufacturer's instructions.