Baker Bakes: Pop's Waffles

The Perfect Comfort Food
Posted at 4:30 AM, Dec 16, 2020


  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 egg (you'll separate the yolk from the egg white)
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (or white sugar, or 1 Tbsp of both)
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tbsp of Melted Butter

Makes 4-5 Waffles

My father in law John Mire appeared on Good Morning Acadiana several times. And he featured, "Pop's Waffles".

He unexpectedly left us in 2012. But before he passed away, Pop's Waffles were always the centerpiece of a family get together. And since he's been gone, Pop's Waffles have been our comfort food!

You'll need a good waffle iron and a stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer, you'll be doing a lot of stirring.

You'll start with the dry ingredients. Mixing together 3/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of corn starch, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon of baking powder and a 1/4 cup of baking soda.

Have a 3/4 cup of buttermilk and a 1/4 cup of milk on standby. If you don't have buttermilk, it's okay. Put 3/4 of a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup, then just fill to the 3/4 line with milk.

Crack the egg and separate the egg white into the mixer, setting aside the yolk for later. Add 2 tablespoons of brown or white sugar, or one of each into the mixer with the egg white.

Beat it until it stiffens, then add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. scoop it out and set it aside.

Put the dry ingredients in the mixer. Turn it on and add the buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, three tablespoons of melted butter and the egg yolk.Mix well, then add the 1/4 cup of milk. Once that's mixed well, use a spoon and fold in the fluffy egg/sugar mix.

Pour 3/4 cup of mix onto a hot waffle iron. Mine has level 1-6 on the temperature, and I keep mine just below 5, so pretty hot.

Close it and wait for the light to come back on for a perfect golden brown, crispy waffle. they're best right off the waffle iron.