Cooking

Mike in the kitchen….crispy waffles

Life gets busy and for many of us Sunday is the only day when we can relax and slow down. This is the day when we can stay longer in bed, read some of the books piling beside the bed, do something for ourselves.  For me, Sunday also means that I don’t have to make breakfast for the family because Mike makes delicious waffles every Sunday morning. It became a tradition in our house and I don’t remember how many Sundays ago it started but long enough for him to perfect the recipe! The waffles are fluffy and light inside and crispy on the outside. A real Sunday treat! Yum.

You will need:

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2 1/2 cups flour ( Whole grain spelt is great but any kind will do )

2 cups milk

1 full Tbsp dry yeast

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp oil

pinch of salt

pinch of cinnamon

1/4 cup water and pinch of sugar for yeasts

A waffle maker

This is how you do it:

Combine yeast, pinch of sugar and warm water, set aside to rise. In a large bowl mix flour, salt,  and cinnamon. Separate the egg whites from yolks. In separate bowl mix milk, vanilla extract, oil, egg yolks and stir lightly. Pour the milk mix and yeast in to the bowl with flour, stir slowly and set aside for about 5 minutes. In the meantime beat the egg whites adding the sugar slowly. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter and ladle the batter onto the waffle maker. We use the round one from Oster and it takes 1 cup of batter for each load.  Bake time is 8 minutes on a hot waffle iron. ( The baking time may wary with different waffle makers).

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great option for a breakfast in bed:)

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add favourite toppings ( here some sour cream and strawberry jam)

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