Chef Joel & Jenn: Easter Waffles
For Christmas Jenn received a new waffle maker. We received a waffle maker as a wedding present and although it made good waffles it was a hassle to clean. Jenn ended up getting a Cuisinart Waffle Maker that flips (ensuring even doneness) and we've been meaning to use it ever since. Sadly with the move, we never got around to using it and thought why not give it a whirl for our Easter breakfast.
Jenn took the lead on making the waffles (she says she's an expert) and I was there to assist with mixing and to pop the champagne. The recipe for waffles (something I've never made) was incredibly easy. It was as simple as mixing all the ingredients (eggs, flour, vanilla, oil, milk, salt, sugar, and baking powder) into a giant bowl, preheating the waffle maker and the rest was Jenn pouring the mixture in and flipping.
While Jenn cooked the waffles I made some bacon and within fifteen minutes we had four waffles and some perfectly cooked bacon to go along with our mimosas. It was a wonderful breakfast (albeit too much food). If Jenn had her way this would be a Sunday tradition. I just would need to run six miles instead of three on Sunday's to make up for the calorie intake.
We did decide after our breakfast to take a walk from our new apartment down to the Back Bay and take in the beautiful Easter weather. It was a stunning day, and the walk was the perfect antidote after a big delicious breakfast.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
- Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.