8 hours ago
Monday, February 15, 2016
If you've been following me on instagram lately, then you know that I have become the waffle queen!
Lately, I am obsessed with making waffles.
My mother never made homemade waffles when I was a kid (world's smallest violin), we had the frozen kind in the yellow box (which were not that bad actually).
It seems like everytime I turn around on social media, I see a waffle post, so it was time to buy a waffle iron.
I decided on a basic, inexpensive, under $30 waffle maker, nothing fancy for now, I want to see if I am in love, before I commit to the more expensive fancier models.
So far, I have been more than satisfied.
Savory waffles seem to have grabbed my attention.
I want to put a fried egg on top, use some cheese, serve them for brunch w/ smoked salmon.
You get my drift.
So for my first waffle post, I am serving up Roasted Beet Waffles for Valentine's breakfast (yesterday), and damn, were they good.
Great idea if you have 2 leftover roasted beets (which I usually do).
I promise you will love these.
Roasted Beet Waffles: (adapted from Hamptons Aristocrat) made 5 square waffles
2 large red beets, roasted
1 cup whole milk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 oz. melted butter (half stick)
pinch of salt
1 tbsp of sugar
Roast the beets in the oven for an hour at 400F, covered (if you read my blog, you had better know how to roast beets by now!). Let completely cool, then peel. It's best to make the beets the night before, so they are nice and cold for the batter in the morning.
In a blender, add milk to the beets and purée. I tried adding in the rest of the ingredients to the blender, but it didn't mix, so I poured it out into a bowl and added in the rest of the ingredients by hand.
To the beet puree, add in the cooled melted butter, the egg, the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix or whisk batter like you are making a cake or pancake batter.
The batter will be very thick.
Pour batter into a hot waffle iron and press down lid.
My waffles took 5-7 minutes.
Serve with maple syrup and a dollop butter and maybe a strip of bacon and a fried egg!
These are the BEST waffles I have ever had!