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Health, Home, and Happiness: Soaked Whole Wheat Waffles

Friday, June 26, 2009

Soaked Whole Wheat Waffles

Thursdays are Breakfast for Dinner night (our general menu plan). We had waffles, apples, and turkey sausage. I used this Pure Maple Syrup that I bought with the $25 sign up bonus for I was really thinking of buying knitting books, but ended up doing the perhaps more useful thing and buying real maple syrup with it. I know Sally Fallon says that some syrup is processed with formaldehyde but I haven't gotten that far in my research to know if this is or not. But I do know it's healthier than the GMO corn syrup junk that's in imitation maple syrup.

It's been a while since we had real maple syrup, I forgot how sweet it was. This was way too much, had to soak some of it up with another waffle. The waffles turned out really well, better than I was expecting.

To make, we pulled out our soaked wheat from Wednesday's bread. I poured 2-1/2ish cups of what was in the bowl into my 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup since I vacuumed and did laundry rather than dishes this afternoon ~grin~. This isn't going to be an exact recipe, but I added about half a cup of coconut milk/cream (the stuff in the can) for my fat, 3 eggs, a grind of coarse sea salt, a dab of honey (maybe 2 tablespoons), and the rest of the apple sauce that was lingering in the fridge, about 1/2 a cup. After I was mixing that all up, I remembered I needed baking soda so I added that (1/2 teaspoon). And also decided to add the juice of a lemon for a little more flavor. I ended up adding 1/2 a cup of white flour in too, just because the batter was really runny.

The lemon reacted right away with the baking soda, and foamed up. Remember baking soda/vinegar volcanoes in science class? Same thing. I thought this might 'use up' the baking soda's rising power, but it didn't, the waffles still came out nice and light.

Finished mixing. I cooked them a little longer than the waffle iron said to, and then put them on the back of the cast iron skillet that I was cooking turkey sausage on to crisp them up a little more and keep them warm. I still am using a waffle iron with nonstick coating, I know I need to figure out an alternative to that. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous Edible Aria said...

Wow, Cara, those waffles look and sound really good! How were they?

By the way, you can sometimes find "antique" pre-nonstick waffle irons at flea markets, eBay, Goodwill stores, etc.

June 26, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Donna D. said...

Cara, you probably already know this by now (it's Feb., 2010), but you can buy cast iron waffle irons at Lehmans. I recommend getting two. Donna

February 17, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

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