Post #45 – Light and Crispy Waffles

I just had to share this recipe with all of you.  It is my thank you for your patience, love, support and encouragement to keep on, keepin’ on, and also to keep sharing my thoughts and feelings along the way.

I woke Sunday morning with a craving for waffles.  But not just any waffles.  I wanted crispy on the outside but light and buttery on the inside waffles.  I went to my FAVORITE online (and FREE!) cookbook – Our Best Bites and searched for a waffle recipe and THIS is what I found!!!!!

 

Light & Crispy Waffles
Recipe from Aretha Frankensteins

Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.

Heat a Belgian waffle iron. Make waffles by ladling a generous 1/3 cup of batter into the waffle iron and cooking until golden brown. Serve with desired topping (Buttermilk Syrup is our favorite!)

Makes 5-6 waffles.

 

This recipe is EXACTLY what I was looking and hoping for.  I also paired it with some homemade buttermilk syrup (why not, I was already making sour milk for these waffles) but not the one they recommend, which is truly my kid’s favorite but it is more like eating caramel for a caramel apple flavor.  Instead I tried another recipe but it ended up being pretty runny.  Next time I am interested in trying out THIS yummy buttermilk syrup recipe from The Food Nanny – another favorite recipe book/blogger/tv show host that I enjoy!

 

Orange Buttermilk Syrup

By the Food Nanny

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Juice of one large orange

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat bring the butter, buttermilk, sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.  Stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The syrup will foam up pretty high. Whip until mixed together. Let it sit a minute while the foam goes down.  Add the juice of one large orange. Stir until combines. Serve warm over waffles.

Yummy!  Maybe I’ll try the pancakes too?
I hope you enjoy these wonderful combinations and flavors as much as my family did.  There is NOTHING better than a hot meal for your family.  It puts a big, huge heap of love inside of them, reminding them that they are not alone, they are loved, cared for and wanted.  What could be better for your family than that?
Thanks for listening,

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