Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tendency to Waffle

Like most women I sometimes have trouble making up my mind. In most regards I am pretty decisive, but when it comes to choosing something to eat I am a mess. I never know exactly what it is I feel like eating and even with the aided suggestions of a second party I can't nail down what it is I want. This morning I had no such issue. As soon as I woke up I knew I wanted to eat waffles and immediately headed into the kitchen to try out the waffle recipe I have been eying. Although I knew I wanted waffles and I wanted them right away - that isn't what I got. This recipe was really tasty, but I found it to be way too involved for the morning. It took a really long time to prepare the waffle batter and what seemed like forever to make each set of waffles. I would also cut this recipe in half (unless you are feeding a large crew), it made way too many waffles.

Classic Belgian Waffles
Recipe Courtesy Emeril Lagasse

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • non-stick cooking spray

Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. In 1 medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a second bowl use the wooden spoon to beat together the egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow.

Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine.

Combine the egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until blended.

Do not over mix. In third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.

Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter. Do not overmix! Coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour enough batter in iron to just cover waffle grid.

Closeand cook as per manufacturer's instructions until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.Serve immediately.


Gabriela said...

1. That sounds like WAY too much work.

2. Your last photo is superb!

3. I know what you can do with all the extra waffles (besides freezing them), give them to me!

Heather said...

ohhh that looks good! i love powdered sugar on waffles. and i love the pic of you kissing your kitchen aid. i did the same thing :)

MaryBeth said...

I love good home made waffles on a cold Sunday morning for breakfast, yours look great.