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Effect of Buttermilk in Waffles


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Effect of Buttermilk in Waffles

danna | | Jun 3, 2009 07:10 AM

My husband asked for waffles for dinner tonight. I have buttermilk I need to use up. BUT, everytime I've ever subbed buttermilk for skim milk in my waffle recipe, the waffles come out tough and not as crispy. I've tried it a lot, they are always of a worse texture w/ buttermilk. I don't notice a significant difference when I make pancakes, even though the recipe is the same, with the exception that I whip the whites separately if I'm making waffles. (it's very possible that all the bananas and chocolate chips in my pancakes hide textural issues)

The recipe

1 3/4 flour
1 Tbls baking powder
1 teas salt

2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
2 tbls melted butter

Any ideas on what causes this, and what I could do to use buttermilk tonight and still have a good texture? thanks!

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