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.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons white sugar
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
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, December 25, 2010
I decided to make something special for Christmas Morning breakfast this year. I had left over eggnog from the eggnog cookies I made so I thought Eggnog French Toast would be perfect this morning! I started with a recipe from www.cooks.com and added a few touches that I got from the Alton Brown french toast recipe I posted a few years ago. It came out great.
Egg Nog French Toast
Adapted from Cooks.com
1 cup commercial eggnog
6 slices cinnamon bread (Arnold)
1 tablespoon honey (warmed)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar
In a small bowl, combine egg, egg nog and honey with a fork just until egg breaks up.
Put sliced bread in a shallow flat-bottomed bowl. Pour egg mixture over bread and let sit for 2-3 minutes per side. Then place sliced bread onto a cooling rack for another 2 minutes to let excess egg mixture drip off.
In an electric skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and saute each slice over medium heat (350 degrees) for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Turn over and cook an additional 1-1/2 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with sugar and pat of butter. Or pour over a little warm maple syrup, if desired.
The Creative Cook