Mother Bunn’s Yum Yum Sourdough Waffles

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.Image

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)

5 eggs

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.

16 thoughts on “Mother Bunn’s Yum Yum Sourdough Waffles

  1. I used to love waffles as a child – toasted with loads of jam. It would be lovely to make them at home but I’m not sure I can justify a waffle maker – LSH gets quite stressed at the amount of kitchen gadgets I have now!

  2. After reading your words about Googling Mother Bunn I just had to try it, against your better judgement. I came up with nothing on her! I’m happy to report that your blog post about her is the top hit for that search term, though! She remains a woman of mystery 🙂

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