These are "let's stay in bed" waffles -- they're the domino that sets in motion the chain reaction that leads to a lazy Sunday. In other words, if you have the need to get anything real done today, do not start off with these waffles. It's not the waffles fault, really, they can't help it. But if you start off with crisp savory-sweet waffles with prosciutto and parmesan, well, you'd have to have an all-out, 5-star, blue ribbon day to stay up to par.
Or, you could just resign yourself to the fact that waffles like this mean that a TV binge session is in order. And, just like the perfect wine-and-cheese pairing, the perfect TV choice makes a lazy day all that much better. Might I suggest something throwback like Arrested Development or Freaks and Geeks? Or you can finally get around to watching GIRLS and see what all the fuss about Lena Dunham's nakedness is all about. Or gawk at the perfectly awkward humor that is Portlandia or the tawdry fabulousness of House of Cards. No matter what you do, just don't try to do too much because, honestly, then you'd just be throwing away the chance at a perfectly good lazy Sunday. And we could all use a few of those every now and then.
(about 1/3 cup)
(about 1 ounce)
for brushing the waffle iron
Heat oven to 200°F. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl to aerate and break up any lumps; set aside. In another bowl mix the milk, oil, egg, vanilla extract, and brown sugar until evenly combined.
Then pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, along with the proscioutto and parmesan, and stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened through.
Heat the waffle iron to medium according to the manufacturers instructions. Once heated, brush the iron with butter or oil, fill it with batter, close the lid, and cook until the waffle is golden brown, about 5 minutes for Belgian style, or according to waffle iron directions.
Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the iron with butter or oil between each waffle. While you cook the other waffles place the cooked waffles directly on the oven rack to keep warm, if you are making 8 waffles. Serve the waffles with maple syrup and a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper.
Food styling and photography by Aida Mollenkamp