Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What's Cooking This Morning?

You wake up in the morning, and your kid (the one that boycotts food on a daily basis) asks for waffles, quick, what do you do? Make them, of course. Oh, you didn't know we aren't the Eggo sort of people? No, waffles are homemade around here - and only in the Grinch waffle maker. I have a Belgian waffle maker....somewhere. But it seems like everyone, big kids included, prefer the Grinch waffles! Thanks to my good friend, Judi who moved this past summer, while packing up her kitchen came up with a bunch of stuff she didn't want or need anymore and I got all kinds of great stuff - including this well, hideous appliance that actually makes really good waffles.
And, absolutely the best waffle recipe ever comes from "My Favorite Maryland Recipes" by Helen Avalynne Tawes - wife of a former governor. Here 'tis:
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 heaping TB sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 C. milk
4 TB melted butter, cooled
3 tsp. baking powder

Combine all dry ingredients except baking powder. Lightly beat egg, add the tsp. vanilla to the milk and pour in all at once. Add the melted butter, making sure that it is cool before you add it. Combine with a whisk until smooth, but don't overbeat. Just before cooking, fold in the baking powder. Best to make them all up immediately and freeze or refrigerate the leftovers as waffles rather than batter - works better. Makes 4-5 good sized waffles. Enjoy!

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