Buttermilk Waffles

E requested waffles last night on the way to dinner. Then she planned tonight’s dinner. She is my child for sure; she thinks about her next few meals even before she has the one she is about to eat. I remembered we had some buttermilk in the fridge, so I looked up a couple of recipes and decided on this one. It is from 014

Buttermilk Waffles

Preheat a waffle iron. Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar -I added 3. It seems like a lot, but it was not at all. I tend to make our waffles sweeter, because we eat them right out of the waffle iron, no butter or syrup.
1/2 teaspoon salt

Thoroughly blend in another bowl:
3 eggs
1 stick melted butter1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Combine with a few swift strokes of the whisk. 013

Everday I’m Waffling

I decided last night that I was going to make waffles this morning for breakfast. I wanted to play around with my usual recipe, which I get from the ultimate cooking bible…

Seriously, this cookbook is one of my favorites. It literally has EVERYTHING you could ever think of to cook in it. For waffles, there are the “Everyday Buttermilk Waffles,” “The Quickest, Easiest Waffles,” and “Whole Grain Waffles.” I usually don’t have buttermilk or whole grain flour, so I go with “The Quickest, Easiest Waffles.”

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar (I usually add 3, sometimes 4 if my husband is home. He likes REALLY sweet batter)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups of milk (or you could use sour cream or yogurt)
2 eggs
1/2 stick of butter-melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional…you could even add more if you like, which I do.)
Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Then gently combine and mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Do NOT over mix!!!
Spray your waffle iron with Pam or brush with oil. When it is ready, start waffling!

So for my variation, I chopped up some bacon and added it in to a spoonful. Then I made a spoonful with shredded Colby jack cheese. Then I made a spoonful with both bacon and cheese. So yummy! The girls devoured them! One of the best things about making waffles is having leftovers to freeze for future breakfasts! Just let them cool, then wrap them up in aluminum or put them in plastic baggies. Pop them in your toaster, and you have a homemade breakfast better that those frozen ones from the store! 003