Sunday, January 29, 2012

Waffles

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A jean jacket.

My mahogany wood side tables.

A lace wedding dress.

Black high heels.


Quick...what do all of these things have in common? This should be easy. They're all classics. They never get old. They're timeless. And you never ever get sick of them. In some weird, culinary way, I think that waffles fit into this category. The beautiful thing about this breakfast (or lunch, or dinner) recipe is that it can be kid-friendly, a perfect comfort food, or a dressed-up "fancy pants" meal fit for a queen. Or your mother-in-law.


Waffles are a really fun idea for a party, especially a brunch. Set out all the optional toppings on a table and let everyone choose their own. Here are some great ideas of add-ins for the batter:

  • Cocoa powder
    • When stirred into the batter, it will make the whole waffle dark and chocolately
  • Fresh fruits
  • Chocolate chips
  • Pecans
  • Bacon
    • Believe it. This is actually a popular one.
And here are some topping options once the waffle is finished cooking:
  • Powdered sugar
  • Syrup
  • Jam
  • Nuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Ice cream
  • Fresh fruit
Okay, I'll stop telling you how to live your life. I'm just here to offer suggestions. Here's a delicious recipe for a basic, buttery waffle. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.
  • Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.
Love and waffles,

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