waffle wake-up call!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When your little one wakes up and wants something delicious for breakfast, try this waffle recipe!  They have a feather-light center, a crispy-crusty exterior and they partner perfectly with fresh fruit or butter & maple syrup. They will give you (and your wee one) a good reason to get out of bed in the morning!

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk

2 larges eggs, separated (place the yolks in one bowl and the egg whites in another bowl)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

(1.) Whisk (or stir) together the cornmeal, sugar, salt and water in a medium saucepan. Cook, over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture turns thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the buttermilk.
(2.) Place the cornmeal mixture in a large bowl. Add the egg yolks, flour, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter. Stir until combined.
(3.) Beat the egg whites until stiff - make sure that the bowl, beaters and any utensils that you're using does not have oil on them. 
(4.) Fold the egg whites into the batter. Use a large rubber spatula and gently stir with scooping movements. Start at the top of the bowl and move to the bottom of the bowl, gently incorporating the ingredients.
(5.) Ladle 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the center of a heated & greased (with oil or butter) waffle iron.
(6.) Close the lid and bake until steaming stops and waffle is golden brown, 2 - 5 minutes.

(7.) Serve immediately with room temperature butter and warm maple syrup.

Freeze extra waffles in a freezer-proof container

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