For a long time I felt that every time I had a brilliant topic, I needed to start a new blog. When I started this blog, the goal was to consolidate all my topics into one place. The only exception I had was my book review blog. Then my friend, Shauntelle, suggested I try to find a way to add that here so I’m not trying to go in so many directions. I’m going to try. Over the next few months, I’m going to wind down my book review blog and start searching for those books that really speak to me.
I’m a book addict. I love to read and some days being a book reviewer is the greatest thing in the world. Other days, it’s really hard and I find that I don’t really like books at that moment. Part of that stems from my feelings that I have to feed this book review part of my life. By cutting that out, I can refocus on books that speak to me. Why would I force books down my gullet? Truth is to have a successful blog you have to post consistently so I started reading more and reading faster. Until I hit the wall. I have so many books to read that I can’t even look at some of the titles. I was an addict on a rampage. Free books are awesome and I just didn’t want to be picky because they might go away.
Okay so now I can get picky again. However, none of that applies to the book I am sharing with you today.
How can you resist a book about waffles? Every time I thought of this book, I had Donkey in my head going on about waffles.
The other thought I had was “how cool is this going to be?”, not only for me but for my son who is the waffle king. That boy has two waffle irons because he asks for them for gifts.
The cookbook is awesome. There are waffle ideas in there that I hadn’t thought of. We’ve made waffle sandwiches in the past but we like peanut butter and nutella or peanut butter and jelly. I never thought of turning it into a ham and cheese.
Waffle S’mores – plain waffles with chocolate chips and marshmallows under the broiler. Yummy, yummy.
Anyway, while we’re reading this book and thinking about all the waffle goodness, my dad announced he wanted waffles for his breakfast dinner. He didn’t want anything fancy – just waffles.
So I made up the basic waffle recipe from this book (doubled it) and we went to work making waffles.
The recipe was great. It made the perfect base for anything we’d want to do with them. The plan is to try more. I think we’ll make up several batches and freeze them for future meals.
Classic Waffle Batter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup butter, melted or canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. In large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Whisk until mostly smooth, leaving a few lumps.
Makes 4-8 waffles.