This afternoon I got a Real Simple email (I'm a subscriber, but I get the e version on my iPad so I don't feel guilty about killing trees). Anyway there was a link to a new recipe for waffles. I was excited. I got a waffle maker for my last birthday. It has been one of my favorite gifts, right behind the complete set of cookware I got one mother's day. (I know, it's weird, but what can I say. Ask me about my teapot collection sometime). Anyway, I was excited because this recipe promised to be new and exciting. I clicked on the link and this is what I found:
- 4 frozen whole-grain waffles
- 4 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
- 2 bananas, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
But back to the waffles. If you want to make really good waffles, all you need is your favorite waffle recipe (please no Bisquick). The waffle recipe in The Joy of Cooking is a good starting place. If your recipe doesn't include this technique add it: Separate the eggs and whip the whites to soft peaks. After you combine the wet and dry ingredients, fold in the whipped whites. Your waffles will be light and irresistible. People will offer to marry you just to get more of them. Seriously. But whatever you do, step away from the supermarket freezer section. Waffles are for slow Sundays. Preferably slow Sundays spent with family, friends or a really cute significant other. I happen to have a really cute significant other and a blessedly empty nest, so I think I'll make waffles tomorrow. You should join me.