Nut Waffles

Nut Waffles, deliciously light and crunchy, are traditionally served hoi in the United States for breakfast with maple syrup, melted butter or jam. A waffle iron, electric Or non-electric, is essential to make Nut Waffles. The number of waffles made and the amount of batter used for each depend on the size of your waffle iron.

3 eggs, separated

2 oz. soft brown sugar

6 oz. flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoon salt

3 oz. walnuts, ground

10 fl. oz. milk

4 oz. butter, melted

In a medium-sized heatproof mixing bowl placed over a pan of hot water, beat the egg yolks and sugar together with a wire whisk or rotary beater over low heat, until the mixture will form a ribbon trail on itself when the whisk is lifted.

Remove the pan from the heat and set the bowl aside. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir in the walnuts. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the egg and sugar mixture, the milk and 3 ounces of the melted butter. Using a metal spoon, fold the ingredients together until the mixture forms a smooth batter.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with a wire whisk or rotary beater until they form stiff peaks. With the metal spoon, fold the egg whites into the batter. Cover the bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.

Heat a waffle iron over moderate heat. Brush some of the remaining melted butter over the iron. Pour about one-sixth of the waffle batter into the centre of the waffle iron. Close the top and cook over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the waffle stops steaming. Tip the waffle out on to a serving platter. Keep it warm while you cook the remaining waffles in the same way, using the remaining melted butter.

Serve hot or cold.

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