Use 2 cups buttermilk or if you only have regular milk, you can create "buttermilk" with this easy trick. . .
Add 4 tablespoons of white vinegar to the 2 cups milk. Set aside for a few minutes as it "sours!"
Start with two eggs. Beat well until frothy.
Add the two cups of flour to the eggs.
Add the 2 tsps. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Soften 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Melt it in the microwave or in a saucepan on your stove.
Here's my secret ingredient (shhhhh....) - bacon fat! Drop 2 tablespoons into the melted butter and stir until melted. If you don't eat pork, just use 2 more tablespoons of butter.
Add the butter to the bowl.
Add the milk.
Beat well until the batter is mixed well.
Use a whisk to take out the lumps. Beat until smooth. This is a thin batter.
Preheat your waffle iron (ok, so mine is a bit old and funky - but it works!). I use some butter to grease the waffle iron (and for added flavor!)
Add the batter to the waffle iron and close, cooking until the waffle is golden brown.
Like this! Done! Yum!
Lift the waffle from the iron carefully with a folk. Serve hot with butter and syrup or other spreads. This recipe makes about 4-5 waffles. Enjoy!