December 10, 2018

A Whimsical Waffle Breakfast

Christmas Morning

As a young adult, Christmas morning in our home went something like this: We’d wake up, my mom would put on the coffee. While that was happening, we’d open our stockings and nibble on the chocolates.

Our coffees though, they were the best part. We’d spike them with Baileys, Frangelico, and other liquors. The perfect Christmas morning drink.

Christmas Breakfast

My mom would always make an early dinner on Christmas Day. We’d typically eat a full on dinner around 12-2 pm but that still wouldn’t stop my mom from making us breakfast as well!

She has a killer recipe for homemade cinnamon buns (which she would even sell every Christmas) so she would often make those when we had a really early dinner. When we’d have our dinner a little later in the afternoon, she’d do things like Overnight French Toast with bacon and eggs, etc.

So anyways, Christmas breakfast is important to me.

Making it Special

No matter what age you are, you can make Christmas breakfast special. Set the table to create a Whimsical feel. Silver sparkle charger plates, seasonal plates and bowls, village tealight holders, trees and loose ornaments.

The Waffles

These waffles are soft and fluffy on the inside, yet extra crispy on the outside — making them the perfect waffles. For a festive spin, they’re loaded with winter spices and topped with a molasses caramel syrup.

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Whimsical Waffles
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs Separated
  • 2 cups Milk
  • cup Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Paste or extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • ½ cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup White Sugar
Molasses Caramel Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Paste or extract
Instructions
  1. Turn your waffle maker on high and preheat your oven on to 350ºF.
  2. Beat egg yolks, milk, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Add in flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl, beat egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  5. Very gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Keep the batter as fluffy as possible here.
  6. Cook waffles in your waffle maker for 3-5 minutes. Sometimes your waffle maker will say it's done, when it's really not. You want to make sure all of the steam has escaped. This is what gives you a crispy waffle.
  7. When waffles come out of the waffle maker, place them directly in the oven on the oven rack. This will allow any additional steam to escape and make your waffles as crispy as possible (but still fluffy in the middle.)

  8. Serve with syrup and butter!
Syrup
  1. Add milk, sugar, molasses, and butter into a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk until boiling.
  2. Remove pan from heat. Carefully add baking soda and vanilla. It will bubble so be careful. The bubbles will reduce while the syrup cools.

 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday!

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