Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mom Day Love = Waffles

I have yet to blog about food ~ why not? Not sure but no time like the present so why not talk about food for mom on Mothers Day - 

Mothers Day is right around the corner and it is never too early to start thinking of something extra for the special mama or noni in your life !  

How about this~  Nothing says love like a special treat made by YOU !!  I found this and thought Wow - how great is this for dads to create with their kids for mom or maybe you are a grown up kid like me and want to do something extra special.

I adore waffles and this yummy mix of white chocolate , half and half and the usual eggs, sugar and stuff looks like a scrumptious meal for breakfast or brunch. Top with some fresh seasonal fruit and VOILA ' instant yumminess!  

Make this Moms Day extra special ~ try it and let us know how it all turns out !

Waffle : Waffle with vanilla ice cream Stock Photo
White Chocolate Waffles with fresh fruit ~ pure yumminess

 Recipe: White chocolate waffles

  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 ounces white chocolate, melted (see note)
  • 7 ounces (1 1/2 cups) unbleached cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Start the waffle iron and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F to keep the finished waffles warm. Run warm water over the eggs for 20 seconds, then separate them. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, then sprinkle in 4 tablespoons of the sugar with the mixer on high speed. Carefully move the meringue to a separate bowl and set aside.
Using the same bowl and whisk, mix the yolks and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar on high speed for 30 seconds. Reduce the speed to medium and add the half-and-half and vanilla. Scrape the melted white chocolate into the mixer and whip to incorporate. Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt to combine. Fold the flour mixture into the yolk base, then gently fold in the meringue. Spray the waffle iron with plenty of nonstick spray. Ladle ¼ cup batter onto each square of the iron. Cook following the waffle iron's directions. Serve immediately or hold on a heat-resistant plate in the warmed oven.
Note: Melt white chocolate in a double-boiler or a metal bowl placed over a saucepan of steaming water. It's important to warm all of the ingredients so the white chocolate won't stiffen and clump up. Anything cold will harden the cocoa butter and ruin the texture. Bittersweet chocolate pieces work just as well if you favor dark chocolate.
(thanks to the Today Show for providing this recipe on their website for their followers)

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