28 February 2009

Manic Monday - Waffle



All right! I was spoiled! I admit it! Waffles are not made by just adding water. They aren't! They aren't! They aren't! Waffles are served on Sunday. You sit down at a table with flowers in the middle and drink your fresh squeezed orange juice while awaiting the batter to fill the waffle iron warming for the great arrival.

Now about that batter. You can cheat a bit and use Bisquick is you must, but I better not see a whole egg just dumped in there as if it didn't matter. I mean REALLY!!! What kind of barbarian would do such a thing. Milk, egg yolks, oil, Bisquick in one bowl and egg whites in another. Blend the first bowl together and then whip the second bowl to nice dry peaks. Fold the egg whites gently into the batter so that it is air-filled and fluffy.

Now if you happen to have an old fashioned waffle iron, the best way to get it ready for the batter is to butter a piece of bread on both sides cooked first. This makes "waffle toast", a kind of variation on southern "fried bread". A good piece of waffle toast is a luxury unknown to an age worried about such things as weight, cholesterol, and other insidious adverse things that come from the consumption of bread and butter. Oh go ahead. It's once a week. Moderation in all things including moderation.

Now you may make the waffle. This takes practice unless you have one of those machines that gives you a green light. Beware! The light lies. It gives you squishy waffles. You can end up with a waffle that is half in the top and half in the bottom ... torn to shreds ... disaster. A waffle should be whole, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and easily lifted from the iron. This now brings us to the syrup. You are using pure maple aren't you? NO???? My God! Were you raised by wolves?

So there it is on your plate. Something that took real time to prepare. A perfect treat to start a restful day. Lightly buttered, Beautifully drenched in syrup ... a confection of perfection ... The Waffle.

Then again - There's always Sunday brunch and mimosas.



But you know I couldn't leave you without a song about a different kind of "waffle":


15 comments:

Parlancheq said...

I thought waffles were made by opening the Eggo box and popping them in the toaster. ;)

Jamie said...

Philistine!!!!

Linda said...

Waffles always bring back warm memories of Sunday evenings at my beloved grandfather's house when we oftentimes had them for dinner after a day spent playing in the fields with my cousins or visiting someplace special with my grandfather. And his waffles were always perfect!

HalfCrazy said...

Very entertaining post on... making waffles! Lol in my country, people rarely eat waffles! Our regular breakfast consists: bacon, ham, egg, bread, rice, hotdogs, pancakes and no waffles! Few people rarely have those machine-making waffles!

Much Love,

carol g said...

Ahhhhhhhh yes. Once again, a marvelous Manic Monday. Mine will posted in a short while.

maryt/theteach said...

Jamie, there is a michelle tomaselli and her address is mtomaselli.blogspot.com. I checked all my links and didn't find a link that would lead to her. I have a blog with an address of marytomaselli.blogspot.com. I could have made a mistake but I can't find it... :)

maryt/theteach said...

Oh BTW, thank you for the excellent recipe for waffles I really love waffles! :)

anthonynorth said...

A most philosophical recipe of a post, there :-)

This Eclectic Life said...

You can make waffles for me, and I'll fry the bacon.

I'm writing this on your birthday (don't know if you will post). Hope it's a happy day for you!

carol g said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend. I have posted a card for you on my blog - if it's still there... Have a wonder-filled day.

Polly said...

We have some good recipes for waffles. I like fresh fruit syrup (freshly made) best though.

eProf2 said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

maryt/theteach said...

Jamie, come over to my blog today, Monday March 2. I think you know why... :)

Mo said...

I love it that you love waffles so much to create them the divine way.
I am a waffle-blasphemer, of course, and do 'em the Eggo way!
Either way ~ HAPPY Birthday!

mo

Sarge Charlie said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday.