Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Domestic House of Waffles

One thing I miss about not living at home, is the big Sunday breakfasts we used to have after church.

There was usually eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, potatoes, steamed onion, maybe some pancakes or french toast, fruit, and if we were lucky, cinnamon buns. Yummm. This was the kind of meal that lead to early afternoon naps before the sports began on T.V.

In that frame of mind I decided to make some waffles, from scratch of course!

Whole Wheat Waffles

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Eggs
1/4 c to 1 cup Butter, melted
1 1/2 cups Milk

Preheat your waffle iron.
Whisk flours, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a large bowl.

Blend the eggs, melted butter and milk thoroughly in another bowl. For a lighter waffle use only 4 tbsp of butter (1/2 stick). To make an extra crispy waffle go for all of the 1 cup of butter (2 sticks). For a good in between waffle stick to the 1/2 cup amount (1 stick).

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Combine with a few quick strokes of the whisk. Don't over mix the batter or your waffles will come out tough.

If you want to add any additions (like fruit, chocolate chips, etc) now would be the time.

To cook, pour about a 1/2 cup to 1 cup of batter onto the center of the bottom plate of the iron, so that its about 2/3 covered. There's no need to grease the iron because of all of the butter in the batter.

Close up the iron and watch and wait. Let the waffle cook for about 4 minutes. The waffle will be ready when the steam stops escaping from the side of the iron. If the iron seams difficult to open, the waffle probably isn't quite ready, let it cook for a minute more and try again.

Serve warm with some maple syrup for a traditional breakfast treat.

Left overs can be frozen individually in a freezer bag and thawed later for a quick treat. I like to put the frozen waffles directly into the toaster, then slather them with peanut-butter and jelly for a breakfast sandwich on the go.

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