I don’t cook much.
OK, I really don’t cook at all.
BUT I can make a mean waffle. Waffles at our house are a major food group. They take special priority and can occasionally be found at the dinner table.
It isn’t all bad. The boys enjoy applesauce or a fruit topping on the first one and then the syrup comes out for all to enjoy. They really are good.
A few Christmases ago a family member gave us the fancy barnyard waffle maker. I figure that protein is implied when the kids are eating cows and chickens. The gift is well used. It probably is used more than my oven.
The waffle recipe I use is originally from the Oster Belgian Waffle maker I received for my wedding 17 years ago. I have tried a lot of other recipes, but this is by far my favorite:
LIGHT ‘N CRISP WAFFLES
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
Preheat the waffle maker. I separate the eggs placing the whites into a small mixing bowl and the yolks into a large mixing bowl. I add all the other ingredients to the large mixing bowl. I pull out my hand mixer and first whip up the eggs until fluffy. Then mix the other ingredients with the hand mixer until they are combined. I then fold in the egg whites with a spatula.
That is it! Pour the batter into the waffle maker…
Dinner? is served.*
*also works well for breakfast!
When Holly isn’t trying to pass off breakfast food as dinner to her family, she is at June Cleaver Nirvana.