Saturday, October 1, 2011

Game Day Buttermilk Waffles

What better way to start a fresh cool autumn Saturday morning than with fresh baked buttermilk waffles? I just cannot think of one! Hopefully these tasty waffles will give us good luck on game day for our Fighting Irish, Sooners, Mustangs, and Blue Devils! All four teams actually won a few weeks ago! Bunker and I get to root for these teams because Bunker went to Notre Dame for undergrad and then Duke for grad school, and I went to OU for undergrad and SMU for grad school. It is always fun to see how they are doing all across the nation on football Saturdays.

My parent's beagle Jack, constantly at my feet ready for me to drop anything to eat!

I usually just break into a box of Bisquick for waffles, but today I decided to try Buttermilk Waffles, and indeed, they are worth the extra few minutes it takes to make them. I found this recipe in foodgawker (a really fun food site that compiles all delectable food images from across the blog world) and it comes from Three Many Cooks. I added two tablespoons of brown sugar, otherwise stayed true to the recipe.

Shafer and Jack!

Shafer and Cort! Shafer does look like she is in trouble...she is fresh out of the bath...a bath she had to have because she frolicked through the mud in the backyard!

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2 eggs, separated
2 cups of buttermilk
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/3 cup of canola oil

1. Gather all of your ingredients and begin to heat your waffle iron.

2. Beat the two egg whites in your standing mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks form.
3. Combine all of the other ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together.

4. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.

5. Ladle the batter onto the waffle iron. Be sure the spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray before adding the batter.

Oops...I almost always over-fill. 

6. Let the waffle cook until it is a deep golden brown. This timing will vary depending on your waffle iron, so keep watch.

7. Enjoy with your favorite maple syrup while you watch the big game!

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