Saturday, January 06, 2007

Quick "Belgian" Waffles

When I was really little, Saturday breakfast was cereal with cartoons. Then Daddy started making either waffles or pancakes. At some point in time, Philip decided that he didn't like pancakes and would only eat waffles. THEN it became Belgian waffles. SO, one year for his birthday, I got my brother (my teenage brother! at the time) a waffle maker. HA! Now, whenever he goes home from college, Saturday breakfast is Belgian waffles.
This recipe is not a true Belgian waffle recipe, but it is definitely fluffy and delicious. Last Saturday before we came back to MS, the whole family sat down to a late breakfast of these delicious waffles. The toppings on our plates varied a little. Daddy and Mama went for the traditional syrup while Philip topped his with mounds of powdered sugar. I melted some raspberry fig preserves that my grandmother made and put that on the waffles. It was all very good. So, without much ado, my Daddy's waffle recipe!
Daddy’s Waffles
¾ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 T sugar
1 egg, separated
2 T oil
½ cup milk
¼ tsp vanilla

Preheat waffle iron. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Combine liquids in a smaller bowl. If you want fluffier waffles, separate the egg and whip the egg whites separately while you put the yolk in with the wet ingredients. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. If you separated the egg, fold in the egg whites after mixing the dry and wet ingredients. Follow waffle iron instructions for cooking time. Daddy cooks ours about 3 minutes 30 seconds. Enjoy with your favorite topping: syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, fruit, jam.
Future Daddy recipes to come: FAMOUS pancakes!


gail@more than a song said...

Do y'all separate the egg Claire or just add it all at once? I'm not happy right now with my recipe so I might have to give this one a go!

Anonymous said...

That looks great, Claire! I think we might have to have waffles for breakfast tomorrow ....

Erika W. said...

I don't pull out my waffle iron nearly enough. Tomorrow maybe...

Ziz said...

ooooooo lordy. I so need to buy a waffle maker :) those look amazing!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I love waffles but never make them! My daddy used to make me pancakes and waffles on the weekends too, fond memories :)

My mother gave me a waffle maker when I got married and it's probably been used under 10 times in nearly 11 years. I married a pancake guy who doesn't really like waffles. I LOVE THEM! I so wish I had any of the ones in your pictures, yummy!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

My husband is just mad for his waffles. I have to make him a batch tonight since I didn't get to them this weekend. I'm really craving them with some powdered sugar after seeing your brother's waffles.

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE waffles and have ever since I can remember. In our house, Sunday was waffle day. And they never tasted as good anywhere else but in our own kitchen. Yours look terrific!

Unknown said...

Gail - You can do it either way. If you want a little fluffier waffles, separate. If it doesn't matter, don't separate. The ones in the pictures were NOT separated.

Alisha - Glad you enjoy waffles.

Erika - Go for it...although, I must admit, I don't have a waffle iron at my apartment.

Alicat - I'm in the same boat. Thanks, from my dad!

Stacy - I prefer pancakes, too but don't dislike waffles.

Paula - The powdered sugar is good but Philip tends to put a little too much!

Kate - Saturday is our designated days. Sundays when I was little was for hunny buns, now it's usually muffins.

Anonymous said...

Nothing says I love you like a waffle iron.

Anonymous said...

Those look fantastic. Wow!

Rachel Rubin said...

oh man, I need to learn how to make waffles! Those look so good, and I bet your place smelled awesome too.