Friday, February 25, 2011

Waffle of Insane Greatness

My family and I just went through a fast and furious bout of the stomach flu. We are all feeling much better but there is still very little we can eat and keep down. 

Strangely, I had this huge hankering for Belgian waffles. It may have had something to do with watching Bobby Flay whip up the most sinful looking waffles ever on the Food Channel. I think he must have used three stick of butter at the end of the day. As much as I love butter, I couldn't make that for my family in good conscience. So I found this recipe on the internet that wasn't low-fat by any means but a lot less trouble than I could have gotten in. Okay and how could you bypass a recipe that has "Waffle of Insane Greatness" as a title?

Waffle of Insane Greatness 

Recipe courtesy Aretha Frankensteins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter and syrup, for serving

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat a waffle iron. *Do not use non-stick spray on the waffle iron; the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

* I ended up brushing a little vegetable oil onto my waffle maker before adding the batter. Depends on your waffle maker.


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