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Bob's Belgian Buttermilk Waffles

No recipe image available."A classic, simple waffle recipe for any day of the week." Recipe submitted by Bob Bovie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, separated
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Cherry Sauce:
1 (8-ounce) can dark sweet pitted cherry
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons port wine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk buttermilk, egg yolk and melted butter in a separate small bowl. In another small bowl, beat egg white until peaks form. Slowly add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and gently mix; fold beaten egg white into batter.
  3. Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions, or until crisp and golden brown.
  4. Serve immediately with butter, syrup, honey and/or fresh fruit if desired.
  5. For Cherry Sauce: Drain cherries, reserving syrup. In a small sauce pan, blend cornstarch, reserved syrup and port winte. Bring to a boil and cook 1 additional minute, continuing to stir. Stir in cherries. Cool mixture slightly. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of sauce over each serving of waffles.
  6. Top with whipped cream, shaved semisweet chocolate and maraschino cherry if desired.

Makes 2 servings.