Avigail (age 2) and JuJu (age 11 months) are here to visit. Avigail announced that she would like “eggies” for dinner and that JuJu would like waffles.
We all know that JuJu enjoys anything that Avigail decides for him and will even finish Avigail’s omelet, if given the chance. JuJu loves to eat, especially when his sister has been involved in the food decision.
Sure enough, Avigail ate most of her omelet and then fed the rest to JuJu. Once finished, she announced,”so when are we making the waffles for JuJu?”. I was thinking that she was ready for bedtime, but my husband, Don (“Papa” to the grandchildren), took the request as the opportunity to start a cooking adventure with his two year-old granddaughter, Avigail (at close to 9 P.M.!).
Don asked questions like “where do I find your waffle recipe?”, “what does vanilla look like?” and “where do you store the waffle iron?”
I was scared. Avigail and “Papa” were delighted.
Thankfully, the adventure yielded delicious results and Avigail and JuJu sat down to late evening Belgian waffles.
Here is the recipe:
Oil or oil spray to grease waffle iron
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 level teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 stick butter or 1/4 cup oil (can be reduced)
1 teaspoon vanilla
confectioners sugar for dusting
Combine dry ingredients well and then mix in the rest of the ingredients until well mixed and fluffy. Generously grease waffle iron with brush or spray, preheat and bake according to waffle iron directions.
Serve with a dusting of confectioners sugar.
Simple and wow!
Serve with a dollup of whipped cream or a small scoop of ice cream.
Serve with fresh fruit
Serve with a light drizzle of maple syrup.
Recipe can be used for pancakes and made in a frying pan
Be careful not to overfill the waffle iron, as the batter spreads during cooking.
A wow way to dispense the batter is to pour it into an empty sport top water bottle or cleaned-out dish detergent bottle with a squeeze top. Squeeze batter into center of waffle iron just letting waffle iron sides fill slightly.