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  •  Ah...need and want. (7+ / 0-)

    So easy to confuse them.

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:12:57 PM PST

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    •  I use mine about half of the week (10+ / 0-)

      My child is digging homemade Belgian waffles for breakfast. They're cheap, healthy, and take me ten minutes to prep the batter the night before, and five minutes or so to make in the morning. I use mine a lot! It wasn't too pricey either. Totally worthwhile investment. I wish I'd bought a non-Belgian one though... the batter tends to stick a little more, especially if I add stuff to it, like pumpkin puree or mashed bananas.

      Still, I've learned to whip egg whites to stiff peaks with a fork in next to no time. So proud!

      Indulge... :)

      "Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom" - Walter Benjamin

      by mahakali overdrive on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:25:40 PM PST

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      •  My favorite recipe for waffles (4+ / 0-)

        has no beaten egg whites.  Because you are such a fine person and stalwart citizen, I will share it with you:

        2 cups all-purpose flour
        1 teaspoon baking powder
        1 teaspoon salt
        1 teaspoon baking soda
        2 eggs, beaten
        2 cups buttermilk
        4 tablespoons butter, melted

            1. In a mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, and soda; stir to mix.
            2.  Add in eggs, buttermilk, and butter; mix well.
            3. Pour batter into a preheated prepared waffle iron; cook until steaming stops and waffles are crisp and golden.

        My little secret for waffles is to add a couple of cranks of freshly
        grated nutmeg to the batter.    My waffle iron is a standard one so I'm not sure if this will work as well in a Belgian waffler.

        It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by Radiowalla on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:27:22 AM PST

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        •  Thanks for reminding me about buttermilk (0+ / 0-)

          waffles.  I remember them from my mom's kitchen long ago, that they were definitely more tender than any other kind.

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          by ybruti on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 01:31:13 PM PST

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      •  They actually freeze pretty well (4+ / 0-)

        so you can make a batch then pop them in the microwave or toaster if you want a quick hot meal without the mess. A friend of mine will make a double batch of waffles on the weekend then freeze half of them for a quick breakfast for him and the kids (he's a single dad).

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        by Cali Scribe on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 11:30:11 AM PST

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