It may seem odd to leave waffle batter out overnight, but it's perfectly safe and helps develop a yeasty flavor. The method was made famous in Marion Cunningham's The Breakfast Book. If you don't fancy chocolate, orange and anise, flavor the waffles differently--or take 'em plain.

Source: Midwest Living


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water; let stand for 10 minutes or until mixture is foamy. Stir in milk, butter, salt and sugar. Stir in flour until just combined. Stir in liqueur, chocolate, anise seeds and orange zest. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight.

  • While the waffle iron heats, stir eggs and baking soda into the batter. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's directions. Serve with Syrupy Oranges, if desired.

Syrupy Oranges

In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup each sugar and water with the zest of 1 orange. Bring just to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cool slightly, then stir in segments from 3 oranges.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; 9 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 271 mg sodium. 179 mg potassium; 38 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 371 IU vitamin a; 15 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 58 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 83 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;