These pancakes, named for Luke Skywalker…a character we all know and love, and needs no introduction…are prepared the night before. They use yeast, which needs to sit overnight.
The night before, the batter is mostly made (minus eggs and baking soda). The yeast sits in warm water for 10 minutes, and while you’re waiting for that the flour, cornmeal, brown sugar and salt are mixed in one bowl while the milk, vegetable oil and vanilla are mixed in another. The everything is combined, covered, and stored in the fridge overnight.
The morning of waffle-day, while the waffle iron preheats the eggs and baking soda are added to the mixture.
Then just cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions, and serve with butter and maple syrup!
These were very good, especially with butter and maple syrup on top, but don’t top the waffles in the Orange is the New Black cookbook.
This is pretty much just a matter of measuring out and mixing ingredients, and paying attention to instructions.
You’ll need active dry yeast, flour, yellow cornmeal, light brown sugar, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking soda.
If you have waffles leftover, wait for them to cool and then wrap them up in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat waffles again, you can then pop them in the toaster, like Eggo Waffles!