Friday, January 1, 2010

Waffles & homemade syrup

I really like both of these recipes. The waffles have the perfect amount of fluffiness and crispness that I like and the syrup is to-die-for good. The waffle recipe comes from Jeremy's mom and the syrup recipe comes from a lady in my parent's ward - she gave it to me at my bridal shower 4 1/2 years ago and it has quickly become a favorite with most of my family. We often like to make waffles on Sunday nights, usually along with eggs and potatoes. Yum! So here are the recipes. Enjoy!
Basic Waffles
2 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk* or sour milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter melted, or oil

Preheat waffle iron. Place egg yolks in large mixing bowl, whites in small bowl. To yolks add buttermilk; beat well. Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt; beat until smooth. Stir in melted butter (or oil). Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into batter. Bake in preheated waffle iron.

We have a Belgian Waffle Maker, so this makes about 3 (of 4 squares each), so 12 waffles. We usually half the recipe for the 2 of us, and it's usually perfect (maybe 1-2 extra). If you have a normal waffle iron, it will obviously make more.

If you don't have buttermilk, use 1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice per 1 cup milk.

Homemade Syrup
1 cube butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil over medium heat (It should be foamy). Take off heat and stir in baking soda. It will foam up a lot, do not be alarmed. Then add vanilla. Serve!

This is seriously the best syrup ever! It tastes kind of like melted frosting. Mmmmm.
Originally posted 9/29/09

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