Sunday, October 10, 2010

For Future Reference - Waffles

Iain at the Great Salt Lake

This morning when Charles suggested that we "replenish our waffle supply," I was willing. But ther recipe..the recipe...

For a while I was making waffles so much that I could whip up a batch without thinking. But we stopped making waffles during The Heat Nightmare, and now that it's cool again my brain is focused on things like how to decorate the house for Halloween.*

So I had to Google the recipe. Bad times. Annoyed Mama. In order to avoid such problems in future, here's the basic recipe:

2 cups flour, 2T sugar, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, mix in a bowl. In a large measuring cup: 1 and 3/4 cups milk, 1T vanilla extract, 6T vegetable oil, 2 large eggs and the zest of one large orange or two small ones. Add orange extract if you can find it (!) (Grr!). Mix the two with your whisk, then cook in 1/3 cup measures in the waffle iron.


*We wondered whether Salt Lake would celebrate Halloween. Some places are much, much more interested in Halloween than others. But this week (ok, the second week of October - 2 full weeks before Halloween) houses all over the 'hood have been colonized by giant spiders. Their yards are graveyards ("Susan - worked to death"). One house even has a man tied to the stake, kindling bunched at his feet. There are witches, stocks, skeletons, bats, black cats, pumpkins and webs galore. So we bought a large pumpkin today. Because I don't want to be That House.


Bart said...

Mmmmm. Waffles. The only thing I'd add to the recipe would be, "Upend aerosol can of 'whipped cream' over waffle and lightly season until you can't see the waffle anymore."

As for Halloween, they try over here, but it's just not the same. I still get stocked up with chocolates for the handful of kids that knock. God bless their greedy little hearts...

Miriam said...

Just you wait: you will cave. And I will come back next year to find you all hosting the neighborhood's haunted house, complete with mechanical zombies, fog machines, and haunting music.