Cooking with U: Waffles

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Start your morning off right with these delectable Belgian waffles. For this recipe all you’ll need are a few ingredients, a waffle maker, a couple big bowls, a cookie sheet and a Sunday morning brunch crowd to impress with your culinary skills! You can customize these waffles to fit you and your guests’ tastes with various fillings and toppings. These additional can include but are not limited to blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts, ice cream, whip cream, and of course some Vermont pure maple syrup!

This week’s recipe is a delicious treat anyone can make or enjoy! Courtesy of Samantha St. Marie
This week’s recipe is a delicious treat anyone can make or enjoy! Courtesy of Samantha St. Marie

Equipment

  • Waffle Iron

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking pow      der
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups milk

Optional: 1 cup blueberries or ½ – 1 cup chocolate chips or ½ cup nuts or 1 cup chopped apple

Directions:

If you are entertaining a large breakfast crew, first warm your oven and a cookie sheet. This will keep the prepared waffles warm before serving.

Warm the waffle iron and if ungreased, grease with cooking spray or butter. Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Separate the eggs into two separate bowls. Beat the eggs whites until stiff peaks, at which point the peaks hold their shape and appear ‘stiff.’ To the egg yolks, add the milk and oil and whisk just until yolks are broken and combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well. Once mixed, fold in the beaten egg whites in portions. A spatula works best for folding in the egg whites. At this point add any optional addition and stir just until even distributed in mixture.

Cook according to waffle iron directions. Ladle or pour onto hot waffle iron until surface is covered. Close lid and leave covered usually for 3 to 4 minutes. Once satisfied with appearance remove with tongs and place on warmed baking sheet until ready to serve. The recipe makes roughly 16 waffles. Top with everything and anything!

 

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