I always thought owning a dog would be awesome. I would get a big dog and name it “Waffle”. I don’t know why I thought Waffle would be a good name–there is likely an inside joke behind all of it, but I can’t remember now. Either way, I still think that would make an awesome name for a dog. This story obviously doesn’t have anything to do with actual waffles. I probably still mention this every time I eat waffles though. Like this time…
It’s kinda frightening that I spent the entire first paragraph of a food blog talking about dogs instead of food. I do like waffles though. Even when it’s not referring to the name of a dog. These waffles are great to make on short notice. You likely already have all the ingredients and there isn’t much work to do to assemble it. I’ve made these almost as often in the morning for breakfast as I have… well, I guess it’s technically morning if you are still up after a night of drinking…
There isn’t anything unusual about these waffles. They are your standard crispy exterior, light and fluffy interior Belgian-style waffles. This recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything. Bittman has a few variations on waffles, but each time I make this I just make the “Quick and Easy” variety. I’ll sometimes add in a handful of nuts or berries to make things a bit more exciting, but I haven’t heard many complaints about regular waffles.
Quick and Easy Waffles
Adapted from Marc Bittman’s How to Cook Everything. It’s a great book.
2 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsps sugar
3 tsps baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
4 tbsps melted butter (cooled)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup of nuts, berries, chocolate chips or any other add-in
1. Begin preheating your waffle iron.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder) in another large mixing bowl, then add the milk mixture to it. Mix until combined.
3. If you have a non-stick cooking spray, spray the waffle iron with it, otherwise brush it lightly with vegetable or canola oil. Add a ladle full of batter to the waffle iron (check the directions for your waffle iron). Bake until the waffle is done, it should be golden brown and free itself from the waffle iron without too much trouble. Some waffle iron have timers or lights, but it should take at least a few minutes (3-5 minutes).