Saturday, August 8, 2015
Sunday breakfast is always reserved for something with maple syrup. Growing up, Sunday mornings were spent on Dad's lap as he read the comics. Later on my sister and I took turns picking pancakes or french toast. I've been conditioned. I wake up on Sunday mornings needing maple syrup. I hear the CBS Sunday Morning trumpet toot and I salivate like Pavlov's dog. It's always been pancakes and french toast in our family but I'm on to waffles. My friends Casey and Megan, fellow breakfast lovers, gave us a waffle maker for our wedding. It gets put to good use. I make a dozen or so about once a month and freeze them. Sunday mornings are for being lazy, not slaving in the kitchen so these babies get put in the toaster straight from the freezer and they're good as new.
Strangely it's taken me a looong time to find a waffle recipe that I like. These are perfect.
1 2/3 cup of milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
*I've been known to add a spoon or two of orange marmalade to my mix. Makes 'em even better.
Mix the dry, mix the wet separately, then combine with a whisk...don't overmix.