For Christmas, I received a waffle maker. Actually, I received one for my birthday, too. I only kept the one that makes four square Belgian waffles at one time.
For Christmas, I made my parents waffles and they were delicious! Then I hosted a St. Patrick’s Day waffle brunch for my friends. Since I had leftovers, I enjoyed eating waffles for lunch – plain one day, with strawberries another and as a chicken sandwich.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature, separated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted and more for brushing the iron
1 large egg white, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
Your choice of topping
Preheat waffle maker according to instructions.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, vanilla and butter.
Then, stir milk mixture into flour mixture careful not to overmix.
In another bowl, whip 3 egg whites with a hand-held mixer until they just begin to hold a loose peak.
Scatter sugar over whites and continue beating until they hold a soft peak.
Using a rubber spatula, fold a third of the egg whites into batter to lighten base.
Fold in remaining whites.
Brush surface of waffle maker with butter and pour batter on according to your maker’s instructions.
Serve with your choice of topping or package up for lunches!