When I woke up this morning big, fluffy flakes of snow were falling from the sky and the backyard was covered in at least 3 inches of snow. There was something about all that wintery beauty that make me think: I want waffles.
So I made some. And while they were cooking I listened to Star Talk Radio and asked some of you what you like to put on your waffles. Man do you all have some delicious ideas. I tend to be a syrup and berries kind of gal, but now I can’t stop thinking about topping warm waffles with blueberries, peaches and ice cream. Or honey. And let’s not forget whipped cream. Doesn’t that all sound so good?
After waffles we ventured into the great outdoors! Turns out pushing a dump truck around in the backyard is even more awesome when you have snow to pile into the back. The munchkin turned the yard into a construction site and spent a good half hour hauling and dumping snow while his puppy literally ran circles around him. She took a break now and then to stick her face in the snow.
Simple pleasures, you know?
If the weather reports are right the snow’s going to continue until tomorrow. And you know what that means right? French toast in the morning! I already made a pan loaf of honey-vanilla challah for the occasion.
(psst. Here’s our favorite french toast recipe. I posted it on my previous blog back in 2008!)
Ingredients: Makes about 8 waffles
- 3 cups all purpose flour (or 2 1/2 cups AP flour and 1/2 cup King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons wheat germ
- 4 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 8 tablespoons melted butter
- Toppings of your choice (maple syrup, berries, whipped cream, fruit preserves – whatever you like.)
Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat your oven to 200F and place a baking sheet on the center rack.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and wheat germ.
In a large bowl slightly beat the eggs, then combine with the sugar and milk.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in the melted butter last. Mix with a fork until there are no large lumps in the batter. (But don’t over mix, it’s ok if there are some small lumps.)
Ladle batter into your waffle iron and make your waffles! How much batter will depend on the size of your iron. For mine, about 1/4 cup of batter is usually just enough to fill the iron without any batter spilling over the sides.
As the waffles finish put them on a baking sheet in the warmed oven. This way everyone gets warm waffles at the same time. (I also like to briefly toast my waffles in the toaster oven before eating them. My husband does not do this.)
Serve and top with your toppings of choice!