(And other sorts.)
If you have known me for a minute or two, you probably know what a big fan I am of The Brown Eyed Baker. Above pictured are her Classic Buttermilk Waffles.
Now, I’ll tell you- I want so badly to be one of these Pinterest Queens with the beautiful photos. I have mentioned before, however, that, well, I’m like most people. I’m not.
But I have a really great time coming up with recipes and things that people seem to like, so I figure, I’m doing okay. My ex is a little tired of getting gifted with rather suspicious looking candy, though.
Having said that, my first experience with making Belgian Waffles was problematic. The Churro Waffles, on the other hand, worked out quite nicely.
Here are those two recipes, which, of course, the Belgian Waffles is just a classic recipe, where as the Churro Waffles- that’s something I had to work on after finding a couple of recipes that would have been kind of crappy.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup raw sugar
3.5 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs separated (It was a mutual agreement. Very civil, really.)
1.5 cups milk
1 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
This is, as with most of my recipes, a cautionary tale.
And, because I was also making the Churro Waffles, I got my eggs together, doubled up.
At this point, I’ve got a house full of kids, waiting on waffles.
So, I mix in my flour, alternating a little flour, a little milk and egg yolks until I’ve got a nice smooth batter. I don’t have an electric mixer, I do this often with recipes.
My waffle iron was heating up, so, I thought I’d make some home made whipped cream. This is the first mistake I realized. It’s not hard to make whipped cream, at all. The results are wonderful, really.
But, your whipped cream will taste like a bucket of vomit if you use Stevia. It will. I thought I was doing something neat, and kind of, I was. Now, you know, so you don’t do the same thing. It was so gross and bitter.
At this point the cries of “I’m hungry!” were enough to drive anyone nuts. They wanted to try the whipped cream, I almost let them.
Waffle iron’s a go, and…
Only then, did it dawn on me.
I doubled the bloody eggs, but not the rest. I thought the batter was kinda weird.
Anyway, so I corrected the problem and split the batter into two batches.
To make the Churro Waffles, all you do is add about two tablespoons more sugar and butter to the above recipe. Then, you can make your dipping sauce, which is equal parts heavy cream and chocolate melted in a double boiler or you can use whatever dipper you happen to like. Once you pull the waffles off of the iron, mist them with a little melted butter, and flip them in a sugar and cinnamon mixture until they’re coated. If you want to be really awesome, take a pizza cutter, slice the waffles into strips, toss them in a bag of the cinnamon mixture and go all shake and bake on it. You don’t have to mist them with the melted butter, it just helps to get the mix to coat it really well.