Yeast Leavened Waffles with Bacon and CT Maple Syrup

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Ingredients (Makes about 8 waffles, depending on the waffle iron used)

  • 1 Tbsp. instant yeast
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 2 Cups warm milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Stick butter - melted
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 6 Bacon strips - fully cooked, chopped finely
  • As needed: Connecticut maple syrup


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yeast, warm water, warm milk, sugar, melted butter and egg yolks until smooth. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the liquid ingredients and mix just until smooth. Let batter sit at room temperature about 1 hour or until it rises slightly and becomes frothy. (The batter can also be refrigerated overnight instead of leaving it out at room temperature and can be finished the next morning.)
  2. Preheat waffle irons. Whip the egg whites until stiff. Fold the whites into the batter until thoroughly mixed. Stir in the chopped bacon. Cook the waffles in the greased, preheated waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions. Serve with Connecticut maple syrup.

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