The Best Ever Waffles

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Posted May 2, 2015 by admin in

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The Best Ever Waffles are a great way to let Mom know just how special she is on Mother’s Day! Make them with her favorite toppings and watch her face light up.

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Recipe

Ingredients:

• 1 1⁄3 cups flour (You may use regular or wheat)
• 4 teaspoons baking powder
• 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons sugar (I generally use Brown Sugar, I just like the taste better)
• 2 eggs, separated
• 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
• 1 3⁄4 cups milk (Some like to add buttermilk, so you choose)

Note: You can add in mini chocolate chips for Chocolate Chip Waffles, or a half a cup of cocoa powder for Chocolate Waffles. These are so fluffy and tasty, you’ll want more, but they are really filling! You may also make them ahead of time and freeze them…Warming them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes on a rack seems to work nicely.

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
2. Separate the eggs, adding the yolks to the dry ingredient mixture, and placing the whites in a small mixing bowl.
3. Beat whites until moderately stiff; set aside.
4. Add milk and melted butter to dry ingredient mixture and blend.
5. Fold stiff egg whites into mixture.
6. Ladle mixture into hot waffle iron and cook until browned on edges.

Waffle Bar Toppings
Once you’ve decided how to prepare your waffles, it’s time for sauces, syrups and toppings. In other words, the stuff that makes waffles so yummy! Most people think about piling goodies on top, but you also can squeeze fillings between two waffles to make a waffle-wich.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to topping waffles. Feel free come up with your own topping ideas, but here’s a list to get your wheels turning (read ‘em and drool):

Sweet Toppings:
• Cinnamon sugar butter
• Cinnamon and sugar mix
• Powdered sugar
• Fruit jams
• Fresh fruit, sliced or diced (All kinds)
• Greek yogurt (Or your favorite kind of yogurt)
• Peanut butter
• Ice cream
• Nutella
• Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels/or Milk Chocolate Chips
• Crushed Cookies; Oreos, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies
• Crushed candy bars; like Nestle Crunch, Toffee Bars, Peanut Butter Fingers, etc…
• Chopped brownies
• Toasted nuts (Choose your favorite)
• Crushed Pralines
• Dried cranberries
• Honey
• Whipped Cream

Savory Toppings:
• Bacon
• Egg
• Sausage
• Cheese – cheddar, American, Brie
• Fried apples
• Fried chicken

Sauces/Syrups:
• Chocolate Fudge Sauce
• Maple syrup (We like all of our syrups warmed in the microwave)
• Caramel Sauce (homemade or store bought)
• Chocolate or Strawberry Flavor Syrups
• Blueberry, strawberry or fruit- flavored syrups
• Apple-Maple Syrup
• Creamy Maple Syrup
• Strawberry Syrup
• Herb butter
• Down-Home Sausage Gravy

Some combinations are intuitive, like peanut butter and jelly; egg, ham and cheese; or strawberries and whipped cream. Challenge guests to get out of their comfort zones a bit (like topping their waffles with cranberry, brie and bacon . . . mm-mm). Most importantly, encourage everyone to have fun and try something new!

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