In honor of Mr. Awesome, our Dad extraordinaire Piper and I are going to make waffles and I thought I’d share the recipe with you too.
Mr Awesome’s Waffles2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 tsp cinnamon 3 tsp baking powder 1&3/4 cups milk 2 eggs separated 6 Tblsp butter, melted and cooled (Heck, might as well use the whole stick. It’s Father’s Day after all.) cooking spray for the waffle iron
- Combine the dry ingredients. Separate the eggs and set the whites aside. Mix together the milk and the yolks. Stir in the butter. Stir wet into the dry ingredients. If the mixture seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk. Try not to overmix the wet and the dry. If your mixture is very lumpy, let it rest and then mix it again. Letting it rest allows the lumps of flour to soak up the wet in their own time. Overmixing can make your waffles tough.
- Beat the whites to stiff peaks. You don’t have to separate the eggs and do all the white beating if you don’t want to but I think it makes the waffles extra fluffy and tender. If you’re using whole eggs just add them to the milk in step one. But if you have a Kitchenaid or similar stand mixer you don’t have an excuse!!
- Gently fold in the egg whites and the waffle batter with a spatula. Again, don’t overmix. Mix and fold as much as you need to incorporate the two together and then stop.
- Use the waffle iron to make the waffles as normal. This recipe will make a lot of waffles. I usually freeze what we don’t finish. They heat up very nicely in the toaster oven or microwave (set to defrost).
I suppose you could use this same recipe to make pancakes though the batter will be very thin and might be tricky to handle. I would decrease the amount of milk to 1&1/2 cups and use whole eggs.
Enjoy your waffles and tell Dad that Roo sends her love!