Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grandma's Waffles (Made My Way:-)

This recipe came from my grandmother when I was about twelve years old.  It was one of those, "calling for another recipes".  I was calling for tips on how to make her lasagne and in the process she gave me this one.  I've re-vamped it up (not that it needed re-vamping) and have done it now a few different ways.  I'll give you her recipe for Homemade Waffles as well my own. 

Here's Grandma's Recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 tsp of salt
2 eggs, beaten
2-1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1-1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

and here's mine:
1 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/8 tsp of salt
1 eggs, beaten
1-1/8 cup whole milk
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1-1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

I made these first time years ago. They weren't such a hit so I stopped making them.  I've since been making these for my daughter almost everyday for the last year and a half.  I always make a half batch of the recipe, and that usually gives us about four good-sized waffles on our beligium waffle maker.  I would guess if you made a full mix, you'd probably get around 8 or 9 waffles.  You might have also noticed that I didn't "half" the amount of sugar.  That's because the first time that I made the batter when I started making them again I forgot to "half" the sugar and they turned out fabulous!  So here goes:


First you mix all of your dry ingredients (which is your flour, baking powder, salt and sugar-that's the order I do it in.)  Then you stir that with a wisk and get everything blended well before you add your wet ingredients.
Then you add your egg, in the center of those ingredients. And your oil, then the milk.  P.S. Do not  stir your mix until after the milk has been added.
My secret ingredient in this that gives it it's yummy yellow color is this thing:
It's vanilla, butter and nut flavored extract.  It's more like the consistency of a syrup.  And you'll see that I'll use it in making my homemade little syrup for these creviced goodies.  Can you tell that I like to use this in just about....everything?!
I'm adding strawberries to my batter today...I don't always. 
*Remember: That when your pouring your batter into your waffle maker, just like anything you don't fill it to the edge.  About two thirds of the way should be good.

Here's the finished product:

My special syrup is really, really simple.  It's literally just:
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon special vanilla, butter, and nut extract
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
Put them all in a little ramekin like this:
And microwave for it 30 seconds.  And you're done.  Bon Appetit!

Just in case you're wondering, this is the waffle machine that we useWaring WMK300A Pro Professional Stainless-Steel Belgian Waffle Maker. If you don't have one like it, you can always get one here: Waring WMK300A Pro Professional Stainless-Steel Belgian Waffle Maker.