Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Had breakfast for dinner last night... now I just wish I had doubled the recipe for this morning! The texture of these waffles are perfect, not too chewy and wonderfully fluffy. Enjoy!

Light and Fluffy Waffles

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and stir to combine.Beat the egg in another medium bowl until its about doubled in size, and combine with sugar, butter, and shortening, mixing well until smooth. 3 Add the half & half, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well. 4 Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture while beating and mix until smooth. 5 If you can, cover and chill overnight, though the batter can be used right away. 6 Rub a light coating of vegetable oil on a waffle iron, and preheat it. 7 Leave the batter out of the refrigerator to warm up a bit as your waffle iron is preheating. 8 Spoon 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle iron and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the waffles are light brown.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Whats Keeping Me Away...

... is this little girl. She'll be a week old tomorrow and we are so grateful for friends that have brought us dinner all week long. As amazing as that has been, I'm dying to get to cooking again! Here are a couple meals I have planned for next week:
Breakfast for Dinner (using a new waffle recipe)
Pot Roast (new recipe)
Spaghetti (have leftover sauce I froze from last week)
White Bean Chicken Chili
Taco Night (with Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans)
BBQ Pork Ribs
Ill post the recipes afterwards just to make sure they are as good as they look!
I also have another pumpkin to puree this week... I am going to try a recipe for pumpkin butterscotch cookies or a pumpkin cobbler. So until then!