Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday Brunch and Waffle Recipes

Last week was a hectic week with me working a forty hour week. I can't remember the last time I did that, as I work part-time. But because of various circumstances at work, and getting an important bid completed, needs must.

So I thought it would be just so nice to have Sunday Brunch outside together. Even Tinkerbell was there looking for a bacon morsel.

I have made these waffles numerous times and like the recipe. Here it is -

  • Basic Waffles
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Separate egg
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
  3. Beat together egg yolk, milk and vanilla
  4. Stir milk mixture and melted butter into flour mixture, until dry ingredients are well moistened. batter may be slightly lumpy
  5. Beat egg white until it holds stiff peaks, gently fold into the batter
  6. Pour batter into waffle iron, about 1/2 cup for two 4" waffles
  7. Bake the waffles until they are crisp and browned
  8. Serve immediately
I usually double the recipe and any waffles I have left over I keep for another day and toast them, I think they're great toasted with butter and jam.

  • Vary the basic recipe to create waffles for any occasion
  • Cornmeal - Reduce flour to 3/4 cup and add 1/4 cup cornmeal. Reduce sugar to 1 tsp and substitute 1 Tbsp oil for the butter
  • Oat Cheddar - Add 1/4 cup rolled oats and 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese. Reduce sugar to 1 tsp and add 2 Tbsp milk. substitute 1 Tbs oil for the butter. This recipe makes 6 waffles
  • Onion - Chop a small onion. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a frying pan, add onion and cook until soft about 2 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp chopped parsley and 1/8 tsp salt. Let cool. Add to ingredients with milk mixture. Reduce sugar to 1 tsp and omit butter.
  • Apple Spice - Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. Peel core and chop an apple and add with the milk mixture
  • Banana - Add 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Slice 2 bananas and add with milk mixture
  • Cinnamon Pecan - Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 cup chopped pecan pieces
  • Lemon - Grate 1 tsp of the yellow zest from a lemon and stir into the milk mixture
  1. Onion waffles with tomatoes and melted cheese
  2. Ham slices over cornmeal waffles served with sauteed peppers
  3. Top oat cheddar waffles with your favourite chili
  4. Ice cream and chocolate sauce over banana waffles
  5. Cinnamon pecan waffles with apple sauce and whipped cream
  6. Sauteed pears and maple syrup and nutmeg over lemon waffles
Just a few ideas, to make a waffle into a dessert or meal


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