Makes 4 Belgian-style Waffles
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
2 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sour cream
2/3 cup half'n'half
1/2 stick butter, melted & cooled
Pecans (optional for winter preparation with fried apples)
Sift dry ingredients into bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks, sour cream and half'n'half. Gradually whisk the dry mixture into the liquid just until smooth. Gently stir in the melted butter. Let the batter sit for several minutes (it will thicken).
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron (sprinkle pecans over the batter for the winter preparation served with fried apples) and cook 4 to 5 minutes, until the surface is golden brown and crisp.
Summer Topping: Strawberries and whipped cream (no nuts)
Winter Topping: Fried apples (add chopped pecans to the waffle batter)