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Labor Day - serscot
Labor Day
I bought a moderately nice waffle iron on saturday. I made "buttermilk waffles" from the recipe in "the Joy of Cooking". They weren't bad. Today we had an impromptu Labor Day party when a friend of Laura's came over to knit with her and brought her husband and four children along. I was in the process of making breakfast for my family and wound up making breakfast for everyone. it was kind of fun. It reminded me of mornings when I was growing up. I'm the oldest of four kids.

So, I spent my morning laboring in the kitchen over waffles for all, a full rasher of bacon, and scrambled eggs. The waffles were much improved over the attempt on Saturday. The recipe calls for egg yolks and egg whites to be seperated and whipped. On Saturday I broke one of the yolks and was unable to properly seperate them from the whites as a result. I think that combined with a failure on my part to properly whip the egg whites resulted in overly heavy waffles. The batch today was much improved.

Waffles are yummy.

In any event I joked that I needed to start a husband's union in honor of the day and to prevent further explotation of my natural desire to cook for everyone.

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From: fenryng Date: September 5th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Waffles are yummy if done in correct fasion.
Oldest of four, huh? Lucky you.....
serscot From: serscot Date: September 6th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I am lucky in that regard. It wasn't a quiet childhood but it was certainly interesting.
angalin From: angalin Date: September 6th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a great breakfast! I sometimes make waffles using a separated-eggs recipe, but more often everything gets beaten in together like a pancake batter. The trick is to double the recipe and freeze the leftover waffles, because homemade frozen waffles are *so* much nicer than the storebought version.
serscot From: serscot Date: September 6th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)

The recipe I'm using makes about eight waffles. They were so much lighter when I got the seperation correct and the parts properly whipped. I also cooked the waffles a bit longer than is recommended but they turned out better for it.
lord_dracarys From: lord_dracarys Date: September 6th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm now craving waffles thanks to this post. Will have to fill that need this week.
serscot From: serscot Date: September 6th, 2011 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Dude if my Dad's condo in Chicago were unoccupied I'd love to cook for the entire BWB. I really enjoy stuff like that. But, dang it, it seems there will be tenants there in August/September 2012.

regina_of_york From: regina_of_york Date: September 6th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm, waffles with bacon is the perfect breakfast.
saetter From: saetter Date: September 6th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saturday pancakes (from scratch) was a tradition growing up, one that I've continued with my own family.

Separating the eggs is what makes the whole thing worth it.

Here's my secret (well, not anymore) recipe if you want to compare it with the Joy of Cooking (it's a waffle recipe I use for pancakes too):
4 eggs (separated, set whites aside)
3 teaspoons of baking powder
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter (melted)

After the eggs are separated, add everything except the butter to the yolks. Whip the whites until nice and fluffy. Then use the mixer on the rest. Once blended, mix in the melted butter to yolk mixture. Then put the mixer away. Fold in the white slowly...

Yes, I typed out the recipe from memory.

If you use and keep this recipe, call it Bobbi's Pancake Recipe in honor of my neighbor in Chicago who gave it to us. :)
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