frozen old fashioned waffles

Frozen Waffles

Frozen Waffles

for us,
weekend breakfasts can be indulgent.
there is no time crunch
to get out the door
and fight traffic.
i try to make something
basic and easy for the weekday morn,
scone or muffin.
for the saturday or sunday fast breaking
dw takes the reins,
be it pancakes or waffles
or a fancy omelette.
to take some of the weekend
with us to the work week
we have some waffles –
pre-made when minutes didn’t count
and re-made when the minutes did.

have a great week friends.

Frozen Waffles

mimi thorisson‘s old fashioned waffles
adapted from a kitchen in france
makes 11 good sized waffles

1 ½ cups lactose free whole milk, we use Organic Valley
2 tsp fresh yeast, we use King Arthur’s
2 TBL granulated sugar
2 cups AP
3 large eggs, separated
7 TBL combo of ghee + coconut oil, melted
pinch of salt

for serving, maple syrup, shoot for grade B

heat 1/2 cup of the milk in microwave until warm, and stir in yeast + sugar. ignore for 5 minutes while it gets frothy.

in a mixing bowl, mix flour with yeast mixture, mix it well. gradually, mix in the rest of the milk, egg yolks and melted fat (coconut oil + ghee) until it’s a smooth batter.

while you’re doing this, in a stand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff.

gently/carefully, fold egg whites into batter using a spatula. try not to deflate, it’s ok if there’re white streaks still. makes it rustic. cover and ignore for 30 minutes.

warm up waffle maker.

to cook fully, make the waffles according to manufacture’s directions. for mine, it took about 5 minutes to reach a golden hue. we let it go for an extra minute or two to get a little darker.

if you’re aiming to freeze the waffles, cook them slightly under. in our case, that was about 3 minutes. it was still pale but had structural integrity. cool completely on wire rack and then freeze, single layer on cookie sheet. when fully frozen, store in freezer bags.

just like the commercial stuff, pop in toaster/oven and warm through until golden brown.

serve with drizzling of maple syrup or powdered sugar.


Frozen Waffles

other breakfast ideas:
red pepper & baked egg galette
chocolate babka rolls
s’mores donuts
blueberry jam danishes
asparagus & scrambled egg

red pepper & baked egg galette

Red Pepper & Baked Egg Galettes

i must tell you:
i’m all laze bones right now
this time of year,
the beginning that is,
is all about fresh gung-ho-ness
for resolution fruition
i’ve got nothing for you
so lemme go ahead
and tell you a few things
and we’ll call it
catching up

|| i’m walking around with glasses on because now that i’m married i don’t have to look cute i’m getting my eyes ready to get lasik surgery’d. i’m shitting myself scared so positive vibes please.
|| a few weeks ago, just before the polar vortex, dw & i sat down and marathoned the Following. the new season begins on the 20th and i’m already pooping myself scared. there’s a lot of scared pooping this month.
|| we finally booked our honeymoon, set for the spring, and I’VE ALREADY DONE CHECKED OUT. there’s still WEEKS till the trip and i’m useless in everything right now.
|| i am mad crocheting for a foodie penpal thing i signed up for way back in November, when i was in the thankful and gift giving mood, and now that it’s time to send stuff, i’m stresssssssed that my stitches suck. this is why i so rarely gift yarn stuff — because of the pressure!
|| our favorite local pho joint is shutting down for TWO MONTHS, to vacation in vietnam for the winter. the fact that winter is the best time to enjoy pho is lost to them; but i really can’t blame them because it’s hot as shit in the motherland. again, why do i not winter in the southern hemisphere?
|| i have been discussing the reasons why i am so not offended by the likes of one Miley Cyrus and how i have been listening to her new song over and over and over again, that i might as well just plop down good money & download her album. update: dw downloaded it for me! party in the USA… i don’t have a good respectable answer, i just know that i’d like to have brunch with her, while telling her that she needs to put her tongue back in her mouth and trim her finger nails.

Red Pepper & Baked Egg Galettes

speaking of brunch
this dish
is from the Jerusalem cookbook
dw gifted to me
last month for my birthday
i caress thumb through it every night
and daydream about the
mediterranean-arab-israeli dishes
i could make for him
it’s his favorite cuisine
whereas it’s something
i’n not that familiar with
the spices
the combinations
the preparation
but despite all that
i’ve managed to make quite a bit
of the recipes already
one i’m still tinkering with
and will hopefully showcase eventually
think chocolate doughy goodness

i won’t write out the recipe,
which you can get here
i will tell you that
in lieu of the sour cream
i used so delicious’s almond milk yogurt,
which i mixed with a splash of lemon juice, garlic & salt&pepper
for the puff pastry, i used pepperidge farm,
which is not organic but is pareve, meaning it’s dairy free

Red Pepper & Baked Egg Galettes

what up with you?