May 5, 2010

What's Cookin': Crazy-Good Waffles

This morning we were down to our last 4 eggs. Store day is not til tomorrow, so that means I had to figure out breakfast for 4 people while still preserving one egg for Ben's breakfast in the morning. So what does that mean? Waffles!

A few months ago I threw out the last of our Bisquick. I realized that I hate it, Ben hates it, and the only thing we used it for was waffles, which I can make from scratch - cheaper and tastier. I had been using the recipe from my Betty Crocker book, with my usual additions of vanilla and cinnamon. Today, though, I used the recipe from the Better Homes & Gardens cook book I got from my Grandmother. I have to say I think I like this one much better. And apparently so do the kids - Duder ate 2, Goofy ate 3.5, and Bubba ate 4. It made 12 and they're all gone...

OMG Waffles - Makes about 12
1 C white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 C butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together, set aside. Lightly beat eggs, then mix in the milk, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened (there will be lumps, that's OK). Pour into waffle iron and cook until done (about 6 minutes for our Belgian waffle maker.)

Notes & Variations - The recipe calls for all white flour, but I only had one cup's worth so I used the wheat flour for the rest. It made them a little more filling and they had more body. You could use more or less of either.

I added the cinnamon because I like the taste. Also, the recipe called for veg oil or butter. I chose butter because it makes everything better, but if you're trying to be good you can use the oil. There was a recipe variation to use buttermilk and I think next time I will do that by using a sour milk substitute for richer waffles. (You can make sour milk by putting 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a one cup measure and filling the rest with milk. Let sit 5 minutes. Same effect as buttermilk, I use it for biscuits all the time.)

Kid Rating: 5, Judging by the way they inhaled them...

1 comment:

Farm Girl said...

Today, get eggs from me. I hope you read this before you come over here so you can remind me. There is no reason for you to be out of eggs.
So remind me, it also sounds like a yummy recipe.

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