Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh boy - Waffles! Ü

I'm not sure if these are the best waffles in the world, because I grew up with them and therefore am biased, but I sure love them!! Especially with strawberries and whip cream on top. Breakfast food has got to be one of my favorite things to eat  - be it waffles, pancakes, crepes, omelets, breakfast casserole, etc. Ü Hmm . . . if I hadn't already had french toast today, I might just be tempted to make these for dinner tonight Ü

Waffles are super easy to make from scratch, and (in my opinion) are healthier for you too - no preservatives and other weird stuff they put in pancake/waffle mixes.

Once you have the batter made (see recipe at end) all you need is a waffle iron. Pour a little batter in, close the lid, and wait for the light to turn green {burn proof! no guessing involved Ü}

 {see? perfectly golden! Ü}

I like to get a little system going to keep the waffles coming smooth and steady while I work on other things, so as soon as the light turns green, I'm good to go!
Working from right to left:
  • bowl containing batter
  • measuring spoon (mine takes about a half cup)
  • and 'spoon rest' {because I hate getting the counter messy and I hate losing the measuring cup in the batter Ü}
  • waffle iron
  • two forks {used to remove waffles from the iron without burning fingers! don't scratch the iron though!}
  • plate for waffles
  • Pam or some type of oil to coat the iron. If your iron is fairly new, you may need to use it in between every waffle. Mine's usually good with just one spritz at the beginning, but DON'T FORGET IT! {don't ask me how I know Ü}

Want to know the best part? This makes the best breakfast all week long! Don't have time in the mornings? No worries! I usually make these on a Saturday or Sunday morning, so I take all of the leftover waffles and place them on a cookie sheet or plate that fits in the freezer. Place in the freezer for an hour or two, then bag them up and stick them back into the freezer. Throughout the rest of the week, just pull out a waffle or two and pop them into the toaster - é voilá! - homemade eggos!!

Oh boy - Waffles!

Sift together:
2 1/4 C flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

Mix together:
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 C milk
1/2 C vegetable oil

Preheat waffle iron. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until moistened (batter will be slightly lumpy - this is totally normal). Bake in preheated waffle iron.

Serves 4-6

1 comment:

  1. Where have you been?!!!! I never ever see you!!! Although the only time I see anyone is on our walks so I guess it's possible I am missing you. Anyway, catch me up on your life!