A day of eating all things Christmas, plus glasses of wine, buckets of tea, laughs and encouraging shouts during a cut-throat game of dice are all over. The “morning after” can be a bit deflating. The warm glow of wine and the TV fire log have cooled. The Christmas decorations already look out of place.
You wake up listening to and savouring the quiet and wonder how people with kids get on because you know full well that kids just don’t switch off like the TV fire log. Then you start to think about breakfast and wonder why your very own mother didn’t send home left overs from the night before, which quite frankly, would be just as delicious for breakfast as it was for supper.
Then the sound of Donkey’s voice from Shrek enters your head as it does, and you think I’m making waffles!!
I use my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for the recipe, and as luck would have it, they have posted a similar recipe on the world wide web. I’ll provide the link so credit can be given where credit is due, but if you are not in clicking mood, the recipe is much like this:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs – separate the yolks and whites, you’ll need both
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
1. In a bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. I use a whisk to sift and stir at the same time. Set this bowl aside.
2. In another bowl beat egg yolks; stir in milk and oil. Add this mixture all at once to flour mixture. Be brave. Stir just until moistened and lumpy. Seriously. Leave the lumps.
3. In another mixing bowl beat egg whites till stiff. Gently fold beaten egg whites into bowl of flour and egg yolk mixture, leaving a few fluffy clouds of egg white. Do not over mix. Meaning, mix with confidence, but don’t over mix it.4. Scoop batter in a measuring cup (I used a 3/4 cup) and pour onto a preheated, lightly Pam sprayed waffle maker. Close lid. Do not open until done. On my waffle iron it is done when the light goes out. When done, open waffle iron, and gentle use a fork to lift the waffle off grid. From my own experience, you might have to fight with a few. Repeat until done.5. Makes 12 to 16 (4-inch) waffles