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Friday, July 11, 2008

 

weekend brekkies :: buttermilk waffles!


we LOVE waffles in this house. they are king. they are hubby's favorite breakfast food, i think. he has food rules. one of them is that he must have waffles with peanut butter on them. at first, i thought this was mad! insanity! to me a waffle means butter and syrup. i'm a purist about certain things. (like corn on the cob. don't give me no funny gourmet butters and spices. i like butter and salt and that's all!) to hubby, waffles mean peanut butter. (and pizza means sausage or pepperoni an nothing else...but i digress). anyway, he is serious enough about this that he has been known to bring his own peanut butter to late night breakfast establishments that did not have they're own. yes. i married this guy.

and the funny thing is that the baby loves them, too. she'll be 10 months old next week and by far her favorite thing to eat is waffles. i get her the Kashi ones because i can't keep up with her demand for them. my son will eat anything with maple syrup, so a waffle works for him!

so, this recipe is my absolute favorite. but i will warn you, it's labor intensive. it's not for the Le'go my Eggo kind of waffle eater. it's for serious-about-your-food-types. and i promise they are SO worth the effort.

here goes.

Buttermilk Waffles
(from Martha, of course. leave it to her to make us work for our breakfast)

INGREDIENTS:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted unsalted butter, plus more for waffle iron
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:

Grease waffle iron with a small amount of melted butter, and heat. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. --easy for little hands. "i'm
making SNOW, mommy!"


In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into dry mixture, and combine.


In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.


Ladle about 1/3 cup batter onto each section of the waffle grid; spread batter almost to the edges. Close lid, and bake 3 to 5 minutes, until no steam emerges from waffle iron.

Transfer cooked waffles to a baking sheet; place in an oven set to low heat, about 200 degrees, while using remaining batter. --while this works, they are infinitely better off the waffle iron. it's worth not getting to eat together to have even just ONE right off the iron.

we served ours with fruit salad and some deeeeelicious bacon. YUM! happy weekend eating to you!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Jesse said...

Well, this is the hubby saying hello. Thought I should drop in and say hello.

Between the ages of ten and twelve, I slept over at Aldo Law's house dozens of times and his mom used to make homemade waffles about every third time I'd stay.

As much as I liked Aldo... you all know why I REALLY stayed over so much. Especially with a health food mom cooking at home! What a bummer when it was cold cereal morning at the Law house!

I just wanted to give them credit for forcing me, one fateful morning, to discover the sweet, loveliness of peanut butter and maple syrup on a waffle. It was their way. And now it's mine!

July 12, 2008 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Misty said...

I'm so excited to try these...
I am a pb & pancake girl but waffles, no... something about the squares needing to be available for butter and syrup storage.

July 12, 2008 at 2:31 AM  
Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

Well, unfortunately if you tell me it is "labor intensive" that pretty much means it's not for me. I will try and find the Kashi waffles though - I didn't know about those!

July 12, 2008 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

First, I am going to have to try these because I can't make waffles to save my life!

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July 21, 2008 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Wow. And all I could bake ... err, toast frozen waffles.

I should try your recipe.


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July 23, 2008 at 6:07 AM  
Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

Hey! I put your post up last night:)

July 24, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

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