Do you like waffles? Yes we love waffles!!! In honor of yesterday being the anniversary of the patent of the waffle iron we had to make some waffles to celebrate.
It all started the father person bought an iron – a waffle iron – for our sixth wedding anniversary. Iron is the traditional gift and he can be quite a traditional guy!!! Needless to say I looked at it twice but was soon converted and we literally lived on waffles for breakfast, lunch and supper for a couple of weeks… that was life before kids. Now we have waffles often, but not quite as often as that. This is what you are aiming for – the deep satisfaction of a six-year old:
Let’s Meet the Players: The remarkable thing about these is how little of the “bad” ingredients they contain, well I guess the butter isn’t great but for the rest they really aren’t bad! It is what you put on them that kills you!!! You know the double cream and dripping syrup options!
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 cups of cake flour
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of milk
Let’s Meet the Players:
Step 1: Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Put them aside while you follow the other directions.
Step 2: Melt the butter.
Step 3: Pop all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl. Flour. Baking Powder. Sugar. Salt.
Step 4: Add the milk to your mixture and mix it through.
Step 5: Add in the egg yolks, mix them through and then do the same with the butter.
Step 6: Add the beaten egg whites and mix them through.
And your mixture is good to go.
Step 7: Now follow the directions for your waffle iron and waffle away! For ours, when the iron is up to temperature drop a large spoonful of mixture onto the iron, shut the iron and wait for the click. Then you are done and good to add the works.
Now at this stage we need an industrial size mixer, honestly we do! So for every batch we make I make another one for the freezer at the same time. The discipline – I tell ya!!! I wrap the waffles individually in cling wrap and pop them into the freezer. To eat them from frozen you need to heat them under the grill for a minute or two and they are as good as fresh.
And slowly but surely our freezer is filling up with a waffle supply for our looming Welcome to the World – a Zero Birthday Party…
That’s it! Have Fun!!!