Waffles…

This morning I cooked breakfast for my parents and I thought about the fact that this is something that I fix for those I love as a nice surprise. As a child, I loved it when my grandmother would fix waffles, it was such a special treat. Through the years, I always fixed it as something special for the little ones in my life and they loved it too.  I am sure when I move back to California, this will be a meal I have to fix for my “grown” kids! We are a family that loves to have this for dinner at times too! Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles has nothing on me (or shall I say my grandmother), I just perfected it a little.

Equipment: Waffle iron…I prefer the Belgian style.  Make sure it is hot and the ready button is “off” before you pour the batter in.

Syrup:  Alaga….You cannot find it in just any store in California, if you find a store that has many ethnic types of things from the south, they probably have Alaga.  It’s a syrup with a different taste and it’s the bomb on waffles and biscuits.  I am not crazy about it on pancakes.  It’s usually pretty easy to find in the south.

Ingredients:

Waffle mix – Bisquick only!

Butter – 2 sticks (depends on the quantity of batter)

Milk

Allspice – 1tsp

Preparation

Depending on the amount you want to fix, follow the directions on the box BUT I have a few tips of things I do different:

  • I mix using a hand mixer to make sure the batter is smooth.
  • Add an extra egg before you add the milk, and put less milk.
  • Do NOT use oil in the batter, replace it with “butter”.  I ALWAYS melt a stick of butter and use half of that in the batter or a whole stick if I am making a lot.  Once you have added the melted butter to the batter, if it is too thick, NOW add a little more milk.
  • Melt the second stick (or half of stick) to pour over the waffle when it comes out of the iron.  I don’t know what it is, but it gives the waffle a completely different taste! We always have something small that we melt our butter in.
  • Add the allspice at the end…Trust me you will like it!

Whatever meat you are serving with the waffles, make sure you prepare that first.

Advertisements

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s