Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Waffles From-Scratch

My husband does not enjoy being in the kitchen.  However, he is a great guy and he is willing to help me with whatever I ask him to do in the kitchen.  (Those completed tasks he then compiles into a list of "Why I {Mike} do not belong in the kitchen."  He shares his list with me regularly).  :)  One thing that he is willing to do consistently is make breakfast.  And by breakfast, I am referring to pancakes or waffles.  It seems to be the one thing that he has challenged himself to make and make well, so I step back and let him go to town!  He was the first one of us to use my new flour sifter!  Now, granted, he is honestly a very messy cook--the first time he made these he had both glass batter bowls and both Kitchenaid stainless steel mixing bowls, as well as several whisks and wooden spoons dirtied.  But despite the mountain of dirty dishes that follows breakfast, I have been known to pull the "Well, I don't know how to make waffles/pancakes" card.  :)  I love how light and fluffy these waffles are and I love that El Hub makes them and serves them with a smile.  Perfect!

Waffles From-Scratch
Source:  My Husband

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbl. sugar
2 eggs, whites and yolks separated
1 3/4 cup milk
6 tbl. butter, melted

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.  Set aside.

Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff but not dry (you don't want meringue!).  Set aside.

Beat egg yolks in a mixing bowl; add milk.  Whisk to combine.  Add the sifted ingredients and mix lightly.  Add melted butter.  Fold in egg whites.

Heat waffle iron and when ready, pour correct amount of batter onto hot surface.  Cook according to manufacturer's instructions.

1 comment:

  1. Haha there is definitely an art to making waffles and pancakes and I don't know that I have the knack for it. Guess I need to find a man who make waffles this delicious!


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