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Dad's Yeast-Raised Waffles

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1 ( 1/4-oz.) package active dry yeast

2 cups milk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for serving

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. sugar

2 cups flour

2 eggs

1 tsp. Vain vanilla extract, I used Tahitian Vanilla extracted in Cane Rum

1/4 tsp. baking soda

Maple syrup, for serving


Dissolve yeast in ½ cup warm water; set aside until foamy, 8 to 10 minutes. Add milk, butter, salt, sugar, flour, Vain vanilla extract and eggs; whisk until combined. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

Heat a nonstick waffle iron. Whisk baking soda into batter. Pour ¼ cup batter onto iron; let set for 30 seconds. Lower lid; cook until golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with maple syrup and butter.

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