Weekend Waffles

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Has it really been four months since I last posted a recipe? I’m not quite sure how that happened, but I have sorely missed snapping a ridiculous amount of pictures of what we eat and writing about said dishes. Sometimes I think this hobby I have takes up too much of my time. Time that I should be using to be more productive with things that need done. But I keep coming back to this little blog. I love to try new recipes and style food to make it look more appetizing. I get a thrill from trying to capture not only the look of a meal, but the feelings that that particular meal evoked. To me, these waffles symbolize weekend breakfasts at home.

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I made these waffles a few months ago on a chilly Sunday morning in January. Smith and I got up early that day. Or should I say- Smith woke up early and yelled “MAMA!” until I tiptoed, half-asleep,  into his bedroom and scooped him out of his crib. I wanted to let Robert sleep in that morning, so my little dude and I watched an episode of Paw Patrol and played with his toys for a bit before I got a hankering to switch things up from our usual breakfast routine and dust off our waffle maker. I started making the batter while Smith commenced his morning routine of running around like a wild animal and scattering his toys all throughout the house. Soon Robert woke up and the waffles were finished, the coffee was hot, and we sat down around our kitchen table and enjoyed a very simple and happy breakfast together. It wasn’t extraordinary, but it was lovely.  And I’ve come to realize that life’s best moments sometimes occur in these brief snippets of life. I think taking pictures of food is another way I can etch these memories into my mind, so I will keep filling up my hard drive with too many photos and I will do it joyfully.

Wishing you all a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend.

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Weekend Waffles

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.  In a separate bowl, stir together the whole milk, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a waffle iron.  Fill with batter and cook according to the particular iron you are using.  Cook until crispy and lightly browned.  Serve immediately. Serve with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Source: Annie’s Eats