Ingredients

3 eggs, separated
1½ cups/360 ml buttermilk
1 stick/115 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract, or ½ a vanilla pod/ bean
1½ cups/200 g all-purpose/plain flour
1 teaspoon baking/ bicarbonate of soda
1½ teaspoons baking powder 1
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pre-bought, thin-cut maple-cured bacon, 1–2 slicesper waffle
Softened butter or ice cream
Maple syrup, for serving
Waffle maker, for servig
In recognition of the amount of gin-induced nonsense you spouted at 2am this morning, it’s time to cook waffles. Yes, you really did say that to your friends, but fear not; the delightfully salty and sweet maple bacon will assuage any feelings of hangxiety you are experiencing.

Instructions

1.Measure out all the ingredients ahead of time. This will help the recipe come together quickly.
2.You also want to make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.
3.Preheat the oven to 225°F/110°C/Gas and turn on the waffle maker following the manufacturer's instructions.
4.In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Slowly incorporate the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla.
5. In a separate medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking/bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
6.Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until smooth.
7.In another medium bowl, using a hand or free-standing mixer, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
8.Using a rubber spatula, fold half of the egg whites into the batter and incorporate well.
9.After they're incorporated, fold in the remaining egg whites.
10.Put enough batter into the waffle maker to make a waffle and place one piece of raw bacon on top of the batter.
11.Cook the waffle according to the manufacturer's instructions, then transfer to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm. Repeat the process to make each waffle.
12.Serve the waffles with softened butter or ice cream and some really good maple syrup.

In recognition of the amount of gin-induced nonsense you spouted at 2am this morning, it’s time to cook waffles. Yes, you really did say that to your friends, but fear not; the delightfully salty and sweet maple bacon will assuage any feelings of hangxiety you are experiencing.

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