Bonus points if you guess what movie that’s from…
Saturday mornings are my ONE day a week to go wild with breakfast. And if I can help it, I’m usually going extravagant.
Sadly, Kara’s out on a field trip this morning with her photography class and she missed some yummy impromptu waffles. And an impromptu blog!
DISCLAIMER: Kara’s got the camera this morning…this shoddy picture of waffles comes from my cell phone.
I used my recipe for Buttermilk Chai Waffles and just left out the myriad of spices this morning and topped it with a strawberry sauce and toasted pecans.
What you’ll need:
- Waffle maker (duh)
- 3 eggs – separated (you’ll beat the egg whites in a minute)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 cup AP flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
The Chai Spices if you’re feeling froggy:
- 1 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1. Mix all wet ingredients (except egg whites)
2. In a separate (larger bowl) mix all dry ingredients.
3. Add wet to the dry
4. Beat them egg whites until stiff!
5. Gently FOLD in beaten egg whites.
6. Prepare according to your waffle maker instructions. In most cases for most size waffles makers, it will take about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle. I like mine toasty on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This batter will assure of that.
As for the strawberry sauce, I had some strawberries that needed to be used up.
- 8-10 strawberries, cored and diced
- Sprinkle of sugar…maybe a tablespoon
- A healthy splash of orange liqueur…3 tbsp or so
Cook that down until it’s nice and mushy. An immersion blender comes in handy if you’ve got one. If you don’t like the seeds, strain the sauce through a sieve. If it’s too thin, toss a lil cornstarch slurry in there. Should make enough sauce for 3-4 waffles.
And don’t forget the toasted pecans. Cause it makes a difference 🙂 Maybe some whipped cream too? Too much?
The waffle recipe makes about 8 waffles and they freeze beautifully. Stick ’em in your toaster like an Eggo and you have instant waffle!