Preheat a Belgian waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Combine the butter and shortening in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Melt them in the microwave, about 45 seconds.
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the egg, milk, and buttermilk together in a medium mixing bowl and stir into the dry ingredients. Slowly pour the melted butter and shortening into the batter.
Lightly spray the heated waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray. Pour half (about 2 cups) of the batter in the waffle maker. Cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat with the remaining 2 cups of batter.
Makes 8 Belgian-size waffles
The waffles can be frozen for up to 2 months by placing sheets of wax paper in between each one and sealing them in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Place the frozen waffles directly in the toaster for 2 to 3 minutes, or until toasted and lightly browned.
Reprinted with perission from ©Quick-Fix Southern, by Rebeca Lang, published by Andrews McMeel click for book review and more recipes
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