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Monday, October 3, 2016

Lazy Sunday Waffles

I love cooking but when it comes down to it, brunch is my favorite meal of the day! You can go sweet, savory or a bit of both, all while enjoying a yummy cocktail before noon. Brunch becomes an extra special treat when you make LAZY SUNDAY WAFFLES. Crisp, moist and delicious waffles are the perfect way to start a Sunday. They are easy for little hands to assist too.
My niece, Keira, loves to help me in the kitchen. While she likes eating her frozen waffles with maple syrup, she was excited to make homemade waffles. Martha Stewart is our go-to source for breakfast recipes. Frozen Eggo waffles or pre-made waffle mix can't compare to Martha's light and fluffy waffles. Plus, the ingredients for these waffles are already in your pantry (flour, sugar, salt, eggs, baking soda, butter, vanilla and milk). And you don't even need a Kitchen-Aid mixer! Just place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk till smooth. Make them kid friendly with an egg cracker. Wait until waffles are golden brown and serve with butter or fresh berries and real maple syrup.
Baked by Archana Tips:
  • Make sure your waffle iron is HOT - preheat for about 5 minutes
  • No buttermilk? No problem! Make your own with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of milk 
  • Don't overmix the batter - a few lumps are okay
  • Use a hand mixer - it's much easier than mixing with a whisk
  • Avoid overspills - use approximately 1/2 cup of batter and test with first waffle
  • Resist the urge to peak and lift the lid too early

xoxo Archana

"We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third."––Leslie Knope

Waffles
Adapted From Martha Stewart
Yield: 4 Waffles (Serves 2)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • Maple syrup, butter and berries
Directions
    1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk milk and eggs; pour over flour mixture, and whisk gently to combine (don't overmix). 
    3. Gently whisk in butter.
    4. Following manufacturer's instructions, cook waffles until deep brown and crisp. (For a standard waffle iron, pour a generous 1/2 cup of batter into center, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edges, and close; waffle will cook in 2 to 3 minutes.)
    5. Serve warm, with maple syrup, butter and berries and additional toppings.
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