Thursday, January 31, 2013

Confessions of a Mediocre Cook: Busy Day Waffles

I love waffles, but they are a production. Separating the eggs, whipping the whites, folding in everything just so. . . .  Just not feasible for weekdays. At my house, at least.

These busy day waffles are a reasonable and delicious approximation of the real thing. Since my girls only eat two waffles each at a maximum, I save the remaining batter in the fridge for another day. I've never tried, but I bet you could freeze it.

I can hear you now. Why don't you make all the waffles at one time and then freeze the uneaten ones?

I'll tell you why. 1.) My waffle iron only cooks two waffles at a time, so cooking all the batter in one go takes some time. Morning time on a school day, no less. 2.) Miss Priss strongly prefers fresh waffles (as well as fresh pancakes, but we're not talking about pancakes here) and is very vocal about it.

So now you know.

Busy Day Waffles
cooking spray for misting the waffle iron
scant 1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 T lemon juice
2 cups baking mix (or use homemade, like I do)
1 large egg
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 t sugar (optional but delish)

Mix together milk and lemon juice and let sit to clabber for five minutes. Mist waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir until egg is mixed in well. Bake on waffle iron as our normally would.

Enjoy with butter and syrup or whatever topping you prefer. Nutella would be nice. Okay, nicer than nice.

Photo credit: zebble / / CC BY-NC

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Ellen! I thought I'd left a comment on this post, but perhaps I was dreaming (quite likely these days). I wanted to ask, what is home-made baking mix?

    I see your mouth-watering recipe for cinnamon waffles but probably lucky for me that neither of the main ingredients are available in Scotland!


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