Taste of Home Field Editor Joan Hallford shares her Sunday Breakfast for Dinner!
Summer is here and we have been busy repairing the damage to our shrubs and trees from last year’s hot summer here in Texas.
It’s been a hectic week and we spent the weekend out in the back yard where we are doing some landscaping. Actually, Mr. J., the man of the house, has done most of the work, but I’ve tried to help where I could. Here is a picture of our work in progress.
Since it has been so hot during the day, most of our work has been in the morning and evening, but it is coming right along. So when Sunday night rolls around, Mr. J. is pooped and ready to relax – not go out to eat for a huge meal.
This is when I pull out my trusty waffle recipe. There’s nothing like a nice warm waffle hot off the iron, oozing with butter and syrup to top off a busy weekend. What better comfort food could you ask for? More often than not, we pull out the good ole iron on Sunday nights – so much so that it is becoming a trend in our household.
I have several different recipes I use, from the very basic baking mix waffles to my yeast waffles. Actually, the yeast waffles don’t really take much more time to prepare than the baking mix waffles. I learned recently that waffles made with yeast are considered Belgian waffles so naturally are great in a Belgian waffle maker if you happen to have one. My trusty waffle maker is of the George Foreman variety.
Here is my yeast waffle recipe for your eating pleasure.
(Try it on a Sunday night for a relaxed dinner).
1 package dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm milk
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
¾ cup blueberries (optional)
Sprinkle yeast over warm milk; stir to dissolve. Beat egg yolks and add to yeast mixture with vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, and sugar. Add to liquid ingredients. Stir in melted butter and combine thoroughly. Beat the egg whites till stiff; carefully fold into batter. Let stand in warm place 45 minutes. Gently fold in blueberries, if desired.
Bake in heated waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Now, for those of you who want something a little faster, here is another recipe that you can prepare in a jiffy.
Waffles with Club Soda
2 cups baking mix (I use Bisquick)
3 tablespoons oil
1 1/3 cups club soda
Mix all ingredients well. Bake in hot waffle maker.
Can’t get much easier than that.
Remember, there are all kinds of toppings – not just maple syrup. How about fresh fruit, whipped cream, warm peach preserves (or any flavor), toasted pecans, chocolate chips, and, yes, even vanilla ice cream. Just use your imagination.
Hope you enjoy some waffles, soon.
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