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 Allrecipes.com.  I did change the recipe significantly.  Here is my version of Classic Waffles.

Classic Waffles

Ingredients:

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


Directions:

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.

Enjoy!

The Creative Cook

Monday, January 3, 2011

ORGANIC BATTER BLASTER GIVEAWAY

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  I also want to let you all know that I am going to be starting my first giveaway of the year.  I have two coupons to give away to two lucky readers for a FREE can of Batter Blaster Organic Pancake and Waffle Batter thanks to my friends at Batter Blaster.

First, let me explain what Batter Blaster is and where it can be purchase just in case you are not familiar with this product.

Batter Blaster is a can full of organic pancake or waffle batter goodness.  Batter Blaster makes breakfast so quick and easy.  Batter Blaster has a unique pressurized can that makes organic light and fluffy pancakes and light and crispy waffles in minutes.  There is no excuse to skip breakfast with Batter Blaster around!

Batter Blaster can be found at some Safeway Stores, Walmart Stores, Target Stores, Wegman's and many other grocery store chains and organic markets.  I would suggest that you check the Batter Blaster website first before you enter this contest to be sure you can find Batter Blaster in your area.


Batter Blaster Giveaway!

Here we go!  The Batter Blaster giveaway starts today.  Please read below and follow the directions to enter!

Thanks to Jenna Oltersdorf at Batter Blaster I am doing this blog Giveaway! I will be using Random.org to choose a winner. This Giveaway is for a Manufacturer's Coupon for a FREE Can of Batter Blaster Organic Pancake and Waffle Batter! This Giveaway will start on Monday, January 3 and will close at 9 pm on Monday, January 25.  I will contact the winners immediately. Winners have 48 hours to confirm before a new Winner is chosen.  So do be sure to check your messages on January 25 or 26.   I will post a winner on Wednesday, January 27, 2011 at or before 9:00 am.

How to enter this Giveaway:

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED!
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Most important, please come back and tell me what you have signed up for in a comment.  Each entry must be in a separate comment.  If you sign up for Batter Blaster's email list or Google Friend Connect just write (5 ENTRIES).   Also, leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!  If I do not have your email address I will be forced to choose another winner. You can post your address in this format: address (at) carrier (dot) com to avoid the spambots.

U.S. entrants only - SORRY!

Winners are contacted by email and posted HERE when confirmed. Winners have 48 hours to confirm before a new Winner is chosen. The winner of the FREE Manufacturer's Coupon will receive it directly from me.

Many thanks to Batter Blaster for this Giveaway Opportunity! Good luck.

The Creative Cook & Son