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First recipe of 2018! I thought it should be something as special as waffles. I also got a new waffle maker for Christmas, and I wanted to play with it. Makes excellent waffles. These waffles are the classic ones you see all the time on TV- light, crispy, fluffy waffles topped with billowy whipped cream and glossy strawberries. Now I want waffles. Why am I drinking a vanilla bean protein shake for breakfast? Do I even like vanilla bean protein shakes? Anyways. My New Years Resolution is to get to the Qs on the blog by the end of the year. I think our nationwide resolution should be to get some impeachment proceedings started! If Congress is interested, I have some ideas. Waffles are the perfect breakfast to keep you energized all day- but they’re also the perfect lunch, dinner, and snack. Just ask Leslie Knope! These waffles can be sweet or savory, since I don’t believe in adding sugar to waffles. Have you ever had a waffle breakfast sandwich with a runny fried egg, peppered bacon, and a slice of cheddar? I think you should.
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, exclude if you’re making savory waffles)
Start by separating the egg.
Throw the yolk in with the milk and vanilla, if you’re using it. Let them hang out and get acquainted
while you grab a hand mixer and beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. I said hand mixer, because if you try to do it yourself with a whisk, it’ll take forever and you’ll have a sore arm. No one likes waiting for waffles! And no one likes sore arms. Well, maybe people who go to the gym do. I don’t trust those kind. Once you’ve got stiff peaks (you can turn the beaters upside down, and none will drip off),
set that aside, and pour the vegetable oil in with the milk and egg.
Whisk that together,
and then sift the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl.
Pour the milk mixture in,
and whisk everything together until there are no more lumps. I guess you could leave a few lumps. Perfection is unattainable on this hell of an earth. Another of my New Years Resolutions was to be less dramatic. It’s not going so well.
Pour in the whipped egg white,
and fold it in with a spatula. You want it to be just barely incorporated!
Heat up the waffle iron, and grease it with butter, oil, shortening, or cooking spray. You can use all of them, if you want waffles with a heart attack on top. This recipe makes about 6 Belgian waffles. Serve them as sandwiches, or classically, with whipped cream and berries. You can’t go wrong with waffles!