Here is a silly random I found amid more serious bread recipes in The Village Baker. No explanation about who Mother Bunn is, Yum Yum is a colloquialism not otherwise found in the book. It almost looks like a prank—a bogus recipe one of the copy editors was bet twenty dollars by his buddy to include. Is that possible? Regardless, they are pretty good waffles and I am always happy to find another recipe that puts expired milk to good use.
Mother Bunn’s Yum Yum Sourdough Waffles
Adapted from The Village Baker
4 cups of milk sour (I made with 1 cup sourdough starter, 2 cups milk and 1 ½ cups flour, let to sit overnight)
1 ½ tbsp. sugar
1 tsp baking soda (put in right before you mix up the batter)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil (whatever kind—I used sunflower)
Combine all ingredients and beat well. If you want to make crepes instead of waffles, just add ½ cup of buttermilk and omit the oil. Obviously, grease and turn on your waffle maker. You know how this goes. I topped with maple syrup and whipped cream.
Ran a lap around Vail after the conference sessions this evening. Conclusion: affluence is boring. Now, who exactly this Mother Bunn Yum Yum is, I was too afraid to Google. It seems like the sort of moniker that could lead me to a lascivious corner of the interweb.