Monday, May 25, 2009

"Oh Boy!" Waffles

I wanted a stick to your ribs breakfast today because I'm going to be skipping lunch. So I made "Oh Boy!" Waffles. I got this recipe from my mother in 2002 when she gave me an electric waffle iron for Christmas. (By the way Mom.....6+ years later, that thing is still chugging along perfectly!)

Here's a few of them before maple syrup and butter.
Oh Boy! Waffles
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ea egg
2 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup salad oil

Sift together dry ingredients. Combine liquid ingredients*; add to dry mix***. Bake in pre-heated baker.

Use a 3/4 cup batter** and set a timer for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more or until golden brown.

*I have found it makes a difference when I whisk the eggs while slowly adding the oil to make an emulsion before adding the milk.

**Specific to the Toastmaster Waffle Baker we are using. Yours may be more or less.
***Don't over mix this. Alton Brown's show on waffles warned that over mixing the liquid and dry ingredients changes the glutens to make them tough or something like glue. Let the mix sit for 5-10 minutes.

This isn't my mother's creation, it's just the recipe she and I use. Don't know who to give credit for it, since there are several sources around the Internet. These come out crispy and taste perfect. They freeze well so make extras and pop a 1/4 of one in the toaster for a quick breakfast during the week. Beats the hell out of eggos!