Today we started off the day using our new belgian waffle maker!  Add a side of bacon, berries and scrambled eggs with fresh squeezed orange juice from the farmer’s market and we had ourselves a proper brunch. Aaryn and Corie stopped by to help cook and of course, eat. I absolutely love waffles and brunch with awesome people!

Want to know a little secret? Have you ever put peanut butter on your waffle with syrup? Sounds weird but I am telling you, its the best! I also like to dip my bacon in syrup, do you? 

Thanks to my sis-in-law, Sue, for the quick text on how to make bacon in the oven. 400 degrees until crispy, turning once! Worked like a charm and so much cleaner than in a pan!

Here is the recipe that I used for the belgian waffle, I found it off of Cook’s Illustrated. I love this website because the recipes so far always turn out great but they are not always the easiest which when entertaining and trying a recipe for the first time might not be the best idea.  The funny thing is it calls for 3-4 waffles, I didn’t anticipate the mess of a first waffle that happens often when breaking in a new waffle iron so after scrambling before our guests arrive, Ty found a boxed mix in the cupboard for back-up. Whew!

-The Best Buttermilk Waffle-

The secret to great waffles is a thick batter, so don’t expect to pour this one. Make toaster waffles out of leftover batter—undercook the waffles a bit, cool them on a wire rack, wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze. Pop them into the toaster for a quick breakfast.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal (optional)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg , separated
7/8 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat waffle iron. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Whisk yolk with buttermilk and butter.
  2. Beat egg white until it just holds a 2-inch peak.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in a thin steady stream while gently mixing with a rubber spatula; be careful not to add liquid faster than you can incorporate it. Toward end of mixing, use a folding motion to incorporate ingredients; gently fold egg white into batter.
  4. Spread appropriate amount of batter onto waffle iron. Following manufacturer’s instructions, cook waffle until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately. (You can keep waffles warm on a wire rack in a 200-degree oven for up to 5 minutes.)
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