Friday, April 3, 2015

FFWD ~ Waffles and Cream

FFWD ~ Waffles and Cream


This week, for French Fridays, we are making something yummy! No fish! No liver! No Beef! We are making Waffles and Cream! One of only two desserts left to complete for French Fridays.  Yes, I said dessert! Sounds delicious, right? Waffles are a favorite in our house, and we especially enjoy making them for breakfast, when the grandchildren are here! However, this recipe by Dorie is a dessert version. The chef at Ghislaine Arabian gave it to her.  These waffles rely on beaten egg whites as a leavening, which also gives them a lovely crisp outside, and of course…they contain lots of butter. According to Dorie, the French serve and eat their waffles as a dessert or a snack, never for breakfast! She writes, that the waffle stands don’t even open until later in the day, although they will be busy until midnight! And one more thing…the French top their waffles with powdered sugar, jam, whipped cream or Nutella.  But no Maple syrup! Like crepes, waffles are what the French consider street food! I could live with that!


Luscious…waffles with ice cream and raspberry sauce
This was a good recipe, and with all that butter, they have a wonderfully crisp outside and sweet, spongy inside. My one criticism was that the recipe does not make enough batter, if your waffle iron is a large one. Which mine is! I made this recipe twice, doubling it the second time. The batter is loose, so you need to pour a good bit of it onto the iron to fill it. The result was a scrumptious, crispy waffle! I served them with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce!! It gave our very ordinary day a delightful start. Yes, I made them for a late breakfast! Old habits! 
Wishing all who celebrate...a Happy Easter, and Happy Passover! And as always, Happy Friday everyone!

This recipe is from Dorie Greenspans cookbook, “Around My French Table”.  To see what the other Dorista’s thought of this recipe check it out here. Since this recipe has already been shared by Dorie, I have shared it below with you. Enjoy!

Crispy on the outside…spongy and soft on the inside!
Super good…want a bite?
 Mother Nature's April Fool’s Day joke…even the birds are confused




Belgium Waffles and Cream
by Dorie Greenspan

INGREDIENTS
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
⅔ cup milk, warmed
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites

Powdered sugar
Ice cream (optional) or whipped cream

PREPARATION
Heat waffle iron. Whisk butter and milk together. Sift flour into mixture, and whisk until smooth; stir in sugar, salt and vanilla.
Beat egg whites until they hold firm, glossy peaks. Fold batter gently into whites. Batter will be very thin.
Pour batter onto grids. Bake 2 minutes; turn, and bake until golden. Serve dusted with sugar and ice cream, if desired.

23 comments:

  1. I love all the photos here, Kathy! And the waffles look delicious! Also, though the photo of the snow is beautiful, I don't like that it is still winter out there!!

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  2. Still snowing? O my..that's just too much!!!
    Hope that you find some warmth and comfort in this beautiful dessert.
    Happy Easter!
    Angie

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  3. I knew I could count on you for the perfectly looking waffle cooked to perfection and photographed so beautifully. So beautiful that it nearly convinces me to give this another try. Someday. Before I throw out this old fashioned waffle maker of mine.

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  4. Great photos - of the waffles & the birds! These were really good & I'm sure no one minded the double batch.

    Happy Easter!
    xoxo

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  5. Waffles with raspberry sauce - I am so there! More snow - surely that has to be the last. Happy Easter!

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  6. Yes, I would agree Kathy you have achieve waffle perfection. Well done. Happy Easter.

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  7. So beautiful with ice cream and raspberries!!! I think these were a hit all around! Happy Easter, my friend!!! xo

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  8. Happy Easter!
    And well done on the perfect waffle. Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Just beautiful Kathy!
    I love the picture with birds:)
    Happy Easter!

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  10. Beautiful, Kathy!
    I threw out my waffle maker after this one; so am now waffle maker shopping (although, Joe told me I couldn't buy a new one until after we move. Sigh)

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  11. First, love your birdfeeer picture. Yes, the birds are confused. I understand they are already furiously building nests in the Aspen area. I go on my first Bird Field Trip with A local nature organization next Tuesday. A little different than California. Starting at 7:30am, it will be 29 degrees and I'll have on longjohns. Am I right that this is these are American Goldfinches? The state bird of New Jersey and Iowa! (A little factoid for you and Bill this morning). Your waffles look delicious and thank you for giving a more detailed explanation regarding making them. I'll beg a waffle iron when I get home to give them a try. Not fair that you have three!

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  12. These look gorgeous, Kathy! And I could eat waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime! I must try them soon!

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  13. Mmmm, these look heavenly.

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  14. Wow, Kathy, those waffles look fabulous. I can't wait to try them. I was thinking of waiting until everyone else makes the cheesecake tart, but now that I see it uses egg whites, I will do it next time I have some of those hanging around (seems to be a weekly thing lately). I hope you and Bill have a Happy Easter!

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  15. Those waffles look great Kathy, I love that first photo, makes you want to dig right in. Have a wonderful Easter, and we are looking forward to New York too.

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  16. Your waffle photo is insanely delicious, need a bite :D

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. Dear Kathy, your waffles look like a perfect treat any time of year, certainly not just around Easter. Beautiful, delicious and so-well photographed and presented!
    Hope you and your family are spending a wonderful Easter weekend,
    Andrea

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  18. All looks so delicious!! And I have a set of those little bunny napkin rings exactly like that one! :-) Fun to see one on your table!

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  19. The perfect way to start your day!

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  20. A very belated Happy Easter ! Oh my, your photos look just gorgeous and I am wishing I had more of those delicious waffles right now ! Yes, I was frankly delighted to not be making fish again but these were indeed lovely in their own right. Can't wait to catch up with you in the Big Apple on Monday- plus my Mom and Cher. Oh yes, and DAVID L !!!!! LOL so excited :)

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  21. beautiful! and hardly thin! great job Kathy!

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  22. My whole family absolutely loves waffles! Your birds are beautiful (if cold)!

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  23. While I made these delicious waffles for dessert, I totally want to try them for breakfast. They would be wonderful with sliced strawberries and whipped cream!

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