Sunday, January 15, 2012

What's Cooking? Waffles!

I love waffles, but I'm not a big fan of buying things that I can easily make at home.  One of my favorite people and college buddy extraordinaire gifted us with a waffle iron for Christmas, and I couldn't wait to make a big batch so I could have some for dinner and freeze the rest for the future.  My dad used to do this when I was in school, and it was great to be able to have 'toaster waffles' with ingredients I can pronounce, for less cost and fat.

I wasn't a big fan of the recipe that came with the waffle iron, so I am using one from the Joy of Cooking (aka my cooking Bible).  I would suggest warming the milk in the future because my butter all re-froze again, but other than that--no issues and it's delicious!

waffles! 

http://www.joyofbaking.com/breakfast/Waffles.html


1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1 large egg , lightly beaten
1 cup (240 ml) milk
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted



Waffles: In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  In a separate bowl whisk together the egg and milk.  Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, all at once, and stir just until combined. Stir in the melted butter.Depending on your machine's instructions, you may need to lightly spray the grids with a non stick vegetable spray. Spoon about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter (or amount that is recommended in your waffle iron's instruction book)(*mine called for 3/4 cup, so I used my 1c and didn't fill it) onto one side of the hot iron. Take a knife or small metal spatula and smooth out the batter. Close the lid of the iron and bake until brown and crisp. It is best to serve the waffles immediately along with butter and maple syrup. These are also wonderful when served with fresh berries and whipped cream as a dessert.
Makes about 6 - four inch (10 cm) square waffles. Preparation time 15 minutes.


Other options include adding fruit, cornmeal, vanilla....the variations are endless. In fact, my friend just sent me a recipe for gingerbread waffles, which I can't wait to try next!
What is your favorite breakfast food?

2 comments:

  1. Waffles are amazing. They're my "special occasion" breakfasts.

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