Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Momma's Fluffy Waffles and My Favorite Syrup

Last night my husband and I finished watching the last season of Deadwood.  It was a western on HBO that lasted 3 seasons, which was really unfortunate since it was nominated so many times.  HBO decided not renew after season 3 and it had left so many unanswered questions and the series finale was quite uneventful.  For all the heavy, heavy profanity and lack of clothing of some for some of the characters, it was a really good show.

These are the waffles my mom would always make for us growing up.  She had received the recipe through our public library when looking for a waffle recipe (back in the 90's). These are so light and fluffy and absolutely delicious.  I topped these with my favorite syrup, Coconut syrup.  I found it at The Sister's Cafe while I was looking for some French Toast recipes.  I fell in love and have been obsessed with coconut ever since.

Momma's Fluffy Waffles

2 Eggs, Separated
1 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Oil
2 Cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt

In a stand mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Mix in egg yolks, milk, water and oil, until well combined.  Fold in egg whites.  Pour batter into waffle maker and cook according to manufacturer directions.

Coconut Syrup
adapted from The Sister's Cafe

½ Cup Butter
¾ Cup Buttermilk
1 Cup Sugar
½ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Coconut Extract

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot. Then turn stove on medium and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add soda and flavoring. It will bubble up; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the 'fizz' to reduce before serving.


Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Oh my that looks heavenly!!! I've never heard of this coconut syrup...I love all things coconut-thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

can't wait to make these waffles, I just got a new belgian maker that makes four at a time, thanks for sharing!

carolinaheartstrings said...

What a great waffle recipe. The syrup looks sugar sweet and perfect. Cannot wait to try this out.

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

I have awarded you the versatile blogger award. Stop by my blog to pick it up.

Meaghan Luby said...

my gosh, that syrup.... wow. thanks so much for sharing, love you and your blog :)

April said...

Yum! I just recently purchased a waffle iron, and this recipe looks delicious.

Just wanted to drop in and thank you. You were #8 in my top 10 referral sites to my blog last month, and you deserve a big thanks! :)

Savannah McQueen said...

Thanks of this syrup recipe. I am going to try it, tonight, on our waffles. Glad I bumped into you on TastyKitchen.

Sue Heck said...

These waffles look delicious! Must try them out for breakfast.

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