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Wonderful Waffles! (yes, homemade)

12 Aug
Wonderful Waffles! (yes, homemade)

Homemade Waffles

Today, we are celebrating Daughter Number 3’s twelfth birthday! It’s so very exciting. In coming posts I will share recipes and stories of the birthday dinner and cake. What I will share with you now is what we served for her birthday sleepover with one of her best friends.

For dinner on sleepover night I gave the girls a vast array of choices ranging from homemade pizza, spaghetti and meatballs or meatball sandwiches, any number of ground beef dishes (hamburgers?), chicken dishes (Chinese chicken, fried chicken, Italian chicken) and more. Apparently pre-teen is the age where two girls can turn dozens of food choices into blank stares and crickets. Bueller? Bueller?

After what seemed like a very long time I said, “Waffles, pancakes, “… Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner! The young friend said, “Homemade waffles? My Mammy and Pawpaw make me homemade waffles.” I assured her they would be homemade.

Then I giggled to myself as I had a flashback to the week prior. A friend of mine had invited me to stay with her at her gorgeous new home with her extremely amazing kitchen. One of the highlights of my stay was when she offered to let me make breakfast Sunday morning in her kitchen! I asked her what she would like, and offered to make waffles. She had been showing me to the pantry when she turned and said, “Oh. I don’t have any Bisquick”. (story used with permission) I busted out laughing, and said “Don’t be silly! I don’t use Bisquick”, which resulted in a little slap to the back of my arm. Then more laughter. With that she pulled out the waffle iron and I set to work making homemade waffles.

Whether I am making healthy waffles or unhealthy waffles I have learned they are fluffier and tastier if you whip the egg whites and fold them in.

I used this recipe for the sleepover waffles. http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/griddledspecialties/r/fluffywaffles.htm

 

 

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It doesn’t really take an overwhelming amount of effort to whip up a delicious waffle. Whether you make the richer, fluffier more time consuming version or the basic version there is certainly no reason to be afraid of making waffles yourself, even without a mix. While it may take a few tries at getting the right amount of batter in the iron or cooking them to your version of perfection. Once you do definitely enjoy!

Fluffy Waffles

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat the waffle iron. 

  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. 

  3. Place the butter in a glass measuring cup and microwave at short intervals until melted. 

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. 

  5. Stir in milk, oil, and melted butter. Set aside. 

  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the egg whites until stiff. 

  7. Gradually add the sugar and mix until egg whites form peaks. 

  8. Add liquid ingredients (not egg whites) to the sifted dry ingredients, stirring in vanilla. Do NOT over mix. 

  9. Gently fold in egg whites with a rubber spatula until egg whites are incorporated into the batter. Do NOT over mix.

  10. Ensure that both sides of the waffle iron are sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or oiled lightly. 

  11. Using a ladle or measuring cup, pour batter into the center of each ‘waffle’ on the preheated waffle iron. (Follow the instructions for your waffle iron) 

  12. Cook until the waffle batter has stopped steaming. Waffles should be lightly browned and crisp, not doughy.

Serve with butter, syrup, peanut butter (my favorite), fresh fruit, jam or your own favorite topping.

Basic Waffles

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (separated (or whites only))
  1. Preheat waffle iron.  

  2. In a large mixing bowl, or measuring bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. 

  3. In a small bowl combine egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla. 

  4. In a small bowl whisk egg whites until light and fluffy, or forming soft peaks. Set aside.

  5. Add liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Be careful not to overmix. Some lumps can still be visible.

  6. With a rubber spatula fold in egg whites gently. Do NOT overmix.

  7. Pour batter into the middle of the waffle sections in the preheated waffle iron, being careful not to overfill. Batter should not come to the edge of the iron. Cook waffles until iron stops steaming. Waffles should be lightly browned and crisp when done.

 

 
4 Comments

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Breakfast Recipes

 

4 responses to “Wonderful Waffles! (yes, homemade)

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    August 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    LOL! I’m so guilty of this! I’m out of pancake mix so we don’t have them 🙂 I’ll make a pledge right now – I’ll make them from scratch within the next 12 months!

     
    • ortsofsorts

      August 12, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      It really is easy! I will hold you to it! I can’t wait to read about it!!!

       
  2. Eileen

    August 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Who knew you didn’t need Bisquick! Now I do…and they were yummy! 😉

     
    • ortsofsorts

      August 13, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Thanks so much! Maybe next time I’ll make crepes!

       

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