Showing posts with label waffles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label waffles. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Classic Waffles

Today was another snow day.  In fact, it was actually a make-up day for all the snow days the kids got last month.  That didn't turn out too well.  I guess somebody upstairs really wanted these kids to stay home today.  It turned out that we woke up really late.  I rarely get up past 6 am on any given day.  The latest I may wake up is around 8 am on a day after I stay up late.  Not today!  I did not wake up until 10:00 am.  A very rare event.  I need to keep a record of this one. Soon after I woke up my son started clamoring for food.  "What are we having for breakfast?"  he asked sweetly.  I said that I would make either pancakes or waffles in honor of the upteenth snow day in this county.  He asked for waffles.  Seeing as I did not have any pancake or waffle mix in the cupboard, I sought out a recipe.  I found a recipe for Classic Waffles on  I did change the recipe significantly.  Here is my version of Classic Waffles.

Classic Waffles


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons white sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups warm milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons vanilla extract


1.  In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.  Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.

2.  Separate the eggs.  Beat the egg yolks lightly, stir in the milk, butter and vanilla.  Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.

3.  Fold in the egg whites.

4.  Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron (about 1/2 cup of batter for each waffle).  Cook the waffles until golden and crisp (about 3 - 3-1/2 minutes).  Serve immediately with syrup, butter and sliced fruit.


The Creative Cook

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gingerbread Waffles

These waffles look like a great idea for Christmas morning or even a holiday brunch! I love gingerbread but sometimes I have problems making the old fashioned gingerbread cookies that I make each year. I posted that recipe last year. I had found it in a magazine when I was around 11 years old. I have been making those cookies off and on for years. Yet, I still have difficulties from time to time. I am pretty sure it is due to using cold eggs and other ingredients. I need to remember to leave the eggs and butter out for an hour or two to get them to room temperature. Anyway, these waffles sound like a good substitute if you don't feel like battling with gingerbread cookie dough!

Gingerbread Waffles
(3 servings)

• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup molasses
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 1 and 1/2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 6 tablespoon (3/4 stick) butter -- melted and cooled
Preheat waffle iron to medium.

In a small bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, molasses and buttermilk, then beat.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to batter and stir until smooth, then add butter and combine.

Pour about 1/2 to 3/4 cup batter into very hot waffle iron and bake for four to five minutes. Serve hot.


The Creative Cook