Heat your waffle iron while mixing up the batter.
Beat 2 eggs well.
Using a wire whisk, beat in:
2 cups buttermilk OR sour milk (2 cups regular milk with 2 Tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar stirred through)
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons soft shortening
Whisk everything together until smooth and the shortening is in small bits throughout. This is a thin batter. Bake in a hot waffle iron and serve warm covered with sliced, fresh or frozen strawberries and real whipped cream, pure maple syrup, jelly, jam or fruit. Makes approx. 8 waffles.
***If you like nuts, you can sprinkle 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped nuts over the batter as soon as it is poured into the waffle iron. 2 Tablespoons fresh blueberries can be sprinkled over the batter once it is poured in the waffle iron for delicious blueberry waffles.