Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Waffles and more culinary delights

Waffles

2 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
5 tsp butter, melted
2 cups milk

Sift the flour, add baking powder, sugar and salt. Sift again. Beat egg whites until stiff, set aside.

Beat egg yolks, add to milk and add to dry ingredients, only enough to blend. Add melted butter. Fold in egg whites last. 

Cook according to waffle iron instructions.

I put 1/2 cup of batter in the center of my 8" waffle iron.

This made ten waffles. I did not scrape the last half cup of batter out of the bowl.

My only hint is, sift the flour everywhere the recipe says sift the flour. It's as important as beating the egg whites.

The table was lovely, with three plates with waffles, butter, the maple syrup jug. Jim and Lynn had orange juice and milk. I had coffee. No pictures happened.

Lynn said to me to please not be offended, but she had maple syrup once and did not like it. It was too thin and watery and not sweet at all. I forget what she compared it to, but it was not favorable. So, she would use Jim's sugar free syrup.

I put the little jug of warm syrup on the table.

"That sure smells good," she said. She tried a waffle hole full. Instant convert to maple syrup.

I told her it was just maple syrup. You know, the stuff they make in Geauga County every spring. 

I asked where she had maple syrup. "Cracker Barrel," she said.

I did get up an hour early this morning, to commence my cooking duties. I opened the egg carton, and to my surprise, they were every egg color. I did take a picture of a blue egg.


I don't know if you can tell it's blue. I used my egg separator, the fellow with the accommodating nose. It didn't work well. Since I no longer trust myself with the standard, egg shell to egg shell method, I guess a real egg separator will go on the shopping list.

Since I had to go back in the kitchen for the recipe, I took a couple more pictures.


Aren't they pretty. And since I'm mostly proud of my state, here is one last picture:


Black Bonnett Amish Farm Elderberry Jelly is also fabulous, and you can take that from someone who grew elderberries and made jelly for twenty years.












62 comments:

  1. It figures. You have to have the real maple syrup before you can pass judgment on it.

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  2. Breakfast perfection!
    And egg glory.
    I get my maple syrup from Costco. I know- I know! But it's reasonably priced and we love it.

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  3. I have gotten a blue egg in a carton and was surprised to see how very orange the yoke was. My mom taught me to separate an egg by making a small hole at top of egg, turn it upside down and shake lightly till all the white comes out. After remove half the shell and with a spoon, take out yolk. It works all the time.

    It sounds like you had a real good time making breakfast with friends.

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  4. I have never seen eggs that color. They're just lovely.

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  5. Sounds like a most excellent breakfast! And I love the multi-colored eggs.

    Thank you for posting the recipe, Joanne. I shall be making waffles this weekend. :)

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  6. Did Jim make the bacon?
    That's the same lovely waffle recipe I have. What fun.

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    1. Yes, he did. I ate two and one half pieces. My head punished me, but so what. I mostly love bacon.

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  7. Hey, I have relatives in that part of Ohio too!!

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  8. I'm going to try your recipe. I think they will be a lot fluffier than the ones I make.

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  9. Here I was thinking you were not a cooker! Modesty, huh??

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  10. I real like elderberry jelly.
    Coffee is on

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  11. This sounds so good! Thank you for the recipe. I must admit I do love waffles and maple syrup!

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  12. That's right -- there's nothing like REAL maple syrup. Some of the commercial slop they call maple syrup is not even close. Usually they call it "maple syrup flavoured" -- that's the giveaway tip off.

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  13. This all sounds so delicious! Real maple syrup is the best! You almost persuade me to get a waffle iron, but I'm resisting...Wouldn't one be able to use this recipe for pancakes?

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  14. How did the eggs all end up different colors? Did you buy them that way? Like in a variety pack? The Cracker Barrel always makes my stomach be upset so I've gotten to avoid it but it is true that is not maple syrup.

    Sounded like a lovely morning breakfast with great friends even if you had to get up an hour earlier!

    betty

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    1. I didn't know until I opened the lid and had colored eggs. I have friends who have chickens, and hand me colored eggs.

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  15. Such pretty coloured eggs. The ones I get from the supermarket are just brown. Free range though and the taste is far better than battery-farmed eggs. I didn't know the blue fellow with the nose was an egg separator, I just thought he was a quirky little vase. I buy Canadian maple syrup here and it is a little thin, but tastes nice. On the shelf next to it is maple-flavoured syrup which tastes just like sugar. That might be what they serve at The Cracker Barrel?

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  16. Hari Om
    glad your pal converted. The real stuff is amazing. AS, I am certain, were your waffles! YAM xx

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  17. Love those coloured eggs. Like River, ours are all brown (though I did once get a punnet which were all double yokers).
    I don't think we get 'real Maple Syrup' here, and I am not fond of the substitutes we do get.

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  18. It all sounds delicious and well worth doing a lot more often!

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  19. I was introduced to maple syrup by Shawn Maeder when she lived here in Bath and cooked a lot (she is American if you don't know her). The I went to Canada and discovered what else you can do with it.

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  20. I'll save the recipe and try it one day, looks promising.

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  21. We live in Lanark County, the self-acclaimed Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, and I have learned that maple syrup comes in various grades. I don't think that Cracker Barrel is cited as one of them.

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  22. After reading your post I am so hungry for your waffles, bacon,elderberry jelly and some real maple syrup. I'm like your friend Lynn with maple syrup and have only tasted the thin watery tasteless kind . I'm going to see if i can find me some real maple syrup online and then cook your breakfast this weekend for myself. Sorry I am being a copycat but your description sounds so delicious. Thanks for the waffle recipe.

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    1. It's not copycat, Cheryl. It's just good for a special morning.

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  23. gorgeous eggs! I don't think I've ever seen one as dark as that dark brown one. surely you didn't get these at the grocery store. I get eggs from the feed store and they are multicolor as well.

    Cracker Barrel...well, no wonder. sounds like they thin it with water.

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    1. Saving that one for last. Do you suppose it might be magic. Bought them at Kreigers, our local health grocery story. Close to the earth.

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  24. Don’t know if I’ve ever seen elderberries, let alone tasted them. Must look for some jam.

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  25. Lovely. You teach us delight in the simple things in life.

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  26. Dear Joanne, now you have really whetted my appetite! Thanks for the recipe. By the way, I am going to have total left knee replacement in late October or early November. I'm having to ice my knee twice a day until then. And I'm using the towels you made and sent me--one green, one red--as the material between my skin and the ice pack. So I'm thinking of you each day with gratitude. Peace.

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    1. You will do very well, towels irrespective.
      Peace to you, dear friend.

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  27. Maple syrup much better than the powdered sugar a few the grandkids seem to prefer. Now if it is available, I'll pick the blueberry syrup my wife makes over anything.
    Were those colorful eggs from a local farm?

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    1. Yes, one county east. I bought them at my "grocery" store, which was a fruit stand in the 40's. Now they carry groceries, but healthy and local.

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  28. This sounds so good. I have never made waffles, I need to.

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  29. THANK YOU!!! I usually make waffles on Sunday mornings. Sometimes, if I have a banana that's ready for banana bread, I dice it and add it to the batter. I used to always have walnuts on hand but they've gotten so expensive I just skip them, but they really make the waffles wonderful!

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  30. I like waffles and maple syrup. I'll have to try that recipe - soon! Do they freeze well?

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    1. Separate with wax paper, freeze in plastic bag.

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  31. I am craving some waffles now and I need to get to it because I can't have them next month.

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  32. My Drummy lays different colour eggs but she ate some very strange things and often went to visit the neighbours and who knows what they feed her.
    Merle.......

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  33. Thank you for posting your recipe. I will give it a try after I carefully read and follow the directions. I tend to throw, pinch, stir a bit, and let it go.
    Maple syrup, boiled until the sugar content is just so, I believe, always produces sweet syrup. I favor what is called Grade B maple syrup. They changed the gradings so that Grade B is now a Dark Robust Flavor. One of those incidents where leaving well enough alone is a find use of common sense.

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  34. Makes my mouth water reading your recipe... Note to self... I must look out for a waffle iron in a charity shop. Do you have to eat them the day you’ve made them like scones?

    LX

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    1. They freeze beautifully and go right in to toaster to reheat.

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  35. I'm copying your treasured recipe and will definitely try. That picture of the eggs should be put on canvas and framed. It is beautiful. Happy hens.

    XO
    WWW

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  36. Excellent recipe! too many people have gone to Bisquik, and miss out on the good stuff.

    I have never seen such amazing eggs.

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  37. We tweaked the recipe a bit as I am off gluten & dairy for the moment. That said, the first batch turned out beautifully--crispy on the outside and fluffy/soft on the inside. They were a bit chewy, but that could be due to the flours used. I cut the gluten-free flour mix with a bit of buckwheat as well. I really like the nutty flavor of buckwheat. The second batch was a bit underdone (my fault) and the third was back to being good. We saved the left-overs for my husband to pop into the toaster for a breakfast 'Eggo' experience.

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  38. Ooooh... wow! I do love waffles, but haven't made them for decades. Your recipe sounds wonderful.

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  39. Some friends brought me some Ohio maple syrup when they came to visit. Now I'm trying to find recipes worthy of the stuff... Thanks for the tip about freezing waffles. I am going to try that. With just 2 of us, a whole batch is way too much of a good thing.

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  40. It has been a while since we had a waffle iron.... and your recipe make just make me buy another one IF I can find a place to store it!! Real maple syrup and bacon are the icing on the "cake"!

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  41. I miss you and hope you are ok.

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  42. Hope all is well. Happy Friday!!

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