Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You Deserve a Waffle

We all have those days.  You wake up in the morning and you just don't want to get out of bed.  You don't have a good reason or at least not one you can formulate before having a cup of coffee, but you just want to stay in bed.

Today was one of those days for us.  I can't tell you why, but my husband and I didn't want it to be morning yet.  Our dog, Charley didn't get that memo, however.  He woofed and grumbled and stomped his paws and even woke up our senior dog, Molly to join his efforts until we threw back the covers and got dressed for our walk.

After returning to the house, I decided that we deserved waffles that morning.  With strawberries, no less.  So, I whipped up a batch.  My husband enjoyed it so much that he ate his first one standing up in the kitchen with Charley drooling at his feet.  He sat down for the second one - my husband, not the dog.

If it is one of those days for you, go ahead make some waffles - you deserve it.  Here's how:

Bad Morning Waffles
Makes about 8 waffles
This is modified from the 13th edition of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix the eggs, milk and oil in a large bowl.  Stir in the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and vanilla.  Mix until blended.

Heat the waffle iron, pour in enough batter just to fill.

Close it and bake until the steaming stops and the waffles are crisp, tender, and brown.

VARIATIONS: I served our waffles this morning with sliced strawberries.  Blueberries are also nice.  I've also added chopped pecans or almonds and/or chocolate chips to the batter once I've put it in the waffle iron.  Move quickly so your waffle still cooks evenly.  Chocolate chips are sure to improve your morning, right?
This recipe also halves easily if you are cooking for just one or two.  Or, if you make the whole batch, but don't eat all the waffles they can be easily frozen.  Just let them cool completely and then seal them in a freezer bag before placing them in the freezer.  Think homemade Eggos...just pop them in the toaster or put them on a baking sheet in the oven to reheat.

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