Thursday, February 17, 2011

Test Kitchen Thursday - Waffles

Recently I decided that purchasing frozen toaster waffles (even in bulk from Sam's) was getting to be a bit on the costly side.  Plus, there had to be better waffle recipes around.  Our family purchased a waffle maker and I sat down to the computer one Saturday to look up recipes.  Unfortunately our internet was out - fortunately I have a wonderful library of cookbooks to turn too!

From The Colorado Cookbook (1981)
- I love this cookbook!  I'm sure it was gifted to my grandma from my Aunt Sara - grandma in turn gifted it to me when Alan and I were first married.  We have found some amazing recipes in this cookbook!

Crispy Waffles

2 eggs, separated
1 C flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
3/4 C milk
3 T butter, melted

Beat egg whites stiff but not dry.  Set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, egg yolks, and milk.  Blend well.
Stir in butter then fold in egg whites.
Bake in pre-heated waffle iron until golden brown.

The recipe says it makes two 9" waffles but I have made more than that out of the one recipe.  Granted my waffle iron only makes two 4" square waffles but I still yield more than the recipe says.  Be careful not to overdue how much batter you put in the waffle iron - too much and it pops it open.  True story.

I like to double the recipe on mornings I have plenty of time and then freeze the rest for later.  Simply cool the waffles, wrap them well (I use wax paper to separate them and then store in freezer bags).  Freeze.  Toast frozen waffles lightly.

You can also put add-ins like chips or nuts in very easily.  Simply add before folding in the egg whites.

At out house we like them plain but layered with strawberries and blueberries.  Really the more berries the better.  These are frozen berries from the Berry Patch Farm that I put up last year.  Can't wait for berry season (freezer is getting low).  Top it off with a little homemade strawberry syrup (also running low) and yum, yum!

On a side note I just had to add that we grilled out tonight!  February 17th and we lit the grill.  When it hits 60 degrees outside the grill just begs to be used regardless of what month it is.  So tonight we had t-bone steaks (hamburgers for the boys), grilled corn on the cob (frozen from last summer), fresh asparagus, and a baked potato.  I'm surprised I could move from table to computer desk tonight - but it was so worth it!

Clark and Grant weren't too happy about having to come in from outside to eat (Clark wanted a picnic) - until we showed them what was in the aluminum foil.  Our boys ate every last kernel off their corn cobs tonight!

1 comment:

Hollie said...

We grilled T-bones tonight too:) Saving the ribeyes for summer:)