Monday, December 13, 2010

Waffle Week, Part 1

Breakfast at my house is usually a simple affair. Granted, there are days when I wake up and just want to make a coffee cake or something similar, but most of the time it's your choice of one of three things: oatmeal, eggs or waffles.

Quite some time ago, I posted my basic waffle recipe. I make a batch of waffle batter every day or 2 when everyone's home, and twice a week when we have a smaller hungry horde. This keeps really well in the refrigerator, so if you want to try it, you needn't fear spoilage before you can use it.

And if you're not tempted yet, I've come up with three new variations, all of which are big hits here in my little corner of the world. First up:

BLUEBERRY WAFFLES

5 eggs
2 cups milk

3/4 cup vegetable oil
4-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 to 2 cups frozen blueberries, partially thawed

Beat the eggs with the sugar until smooth. Beat in half the flour and half th
e milk until smooth, then the remainder of the flour, baking powder, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat 2 to 3 minutes until smooth. The batter will be rather thick. Stir in the blueberries. Cook in your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions.

This batter will keep 4 to 5 days in a cold refrigerator (full disclosure: I keep mine at 34F). If you want easy waffles during the week, make up a batch of waffles on the weekend, and take them out of the waffle iron while they're very light in color. Line up on cooling racks until they're at room temperature, then seal them into ziploc bags and freeze. They're better than supermarket waffles, and just as easily cooked in your toaster. And there you are, an easy hot breakfast in less time than your coffee maker will take!

Since all waffles look alike, there isn't much in the way of photos for this week's posts. Expect random pictures of whatever I find.

11 comments:

Sue said...

Looks like Thor's sleeping thru breakfast.

gMarie said...

Fabulous photo of Thor sticking his tongue out! I love waffles, even without syrup. Fresh out of the toaster and run! g

Cheryl said...

WE are waffle people, it never occured to me to keep the batter in the fridge, great idea!

Big Dude said...

What great choices - as a kid, mine was what was in front of me or nothing. I think of waffles as a very special treat, so I'd have to go for them most mornings - what a special mom you are.

Linda said...

Plain ones with butter and maple syrup for me....I put I them in the toaster the next day to re-heat but then I'm lazy that way.

doggybloggy said...

damn those boys are getting HUGE - my waffle iron sucks - you have to have a masters degree, a phd and volunteer just to get one good one...

Al Penwasser said...

Hmmmmm....waffles. The best waffles are those made by someone who actually knows how to make waffles. But, if that person cannot be found (or she's still asleep), breakfast at my house is much simpler: a bowl of Raisin Bran (AKA: Nature's Broom) with skim milk.
But...hmmmm...waffles.....

Mickle in NZ said...

Mmmm, I love waffles and my Folks' have a huge jar of maple syrup lurking in the back of their fridge (I head up there tomorrow). Your recipe is so easy and reliable but I do scale down the amounts!

Sending huggles just from me as Zeb is at his cattery, Michelle

Mango said...

Thor! Did you have some of those waffles? Dude, your tongue is kind of sticking out there. Not cool.

Slobbers,
Mango

Channon said...

I think you and the Knight are cosmically linked. This isn't the first time you've blogged something he's been craving. Just last night, he was bemoaning our departed waffle maker...

Pam said...

I will be making these soon... I just wish I had your ultra cool waffle maker.