We love waffles in the morning. There is simply nothing better on a cold frosty morning and I can think of nothing else on Christmas morn. The waffles we love are totally home made. The frozen or mix kind just do not stand up to ours. So get yourself a waffle iron and try this recipe. It also makes great pancakes. We love it either way with blueberries or cooked pears. Use an electric mixer to beat it all together properly.
1 pkg. dry yeast (about a level Tbs.)
1 3/4 cups of warm milk and 1/4 cup warm water.
3 beaten eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1/4 Tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1 Tsp. vanilla
Put the water in with the milk and if needed warm them in the microwave for a minute or so.
Beat the eggs, add the milk and water and the yeast. Continue beating until well mixed, a minute or so. Now add the flour, salt, sugar, vegetable oil and the corn meal. Mix very throughly, scraping the sides. Let it sit for an hour or so until it rises to about double its size.
Now oil and heat up your waffle iron and beat down the mixture a little. Pour a little into your waffle iron, ours takes about 1/3rd cup but it can vary depending on the size of your iron. We put the top down but we don’t latch it, that allows it to rise more than normal. Pop it out with a fork when done and serve them hot from the iron with some fruit and Sugar free Maple Syrup (Cary’s). These are great!
Sauteed Pears (microwaved)
1 pear per two persons. Peal and core a pear. Slice it and place the slices into a microwaveable dish. Add a pat of butter, cinnamon and a dash of rum (or not) and microwave for 1-2 min. depending on how hard the pear is. Put this on your waffle with maple syrup, yumm!