Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ham and Cheese Waffles! AND POOETRY!

There once was a man named Lorne
whose Ideas were quite simply foreign
he put cheese in his waffles
and his magic was awful
yet his passing was something to mourn.

Okay, that's enough of that now! Really, "Uncle" Lorne's magic was AWESOME, but awesome didn't rhyme as well as awful. Even as an adult, I have NO idea how he got the candies to pop out of the side of the game table, and his waffles were simply AMAZING. I remember eating waffles until I thought I would burst! I know Nanny has the recipe somewhere... in the meantime, I have to rely on good old BHG cookbook.

So the basic recipe is like this

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg yolks
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 egg whites

Stir together dry ingredients. Beat egg whites separately until "soft peaks" form. In another bowl, beat egg yolks and add milk and oil. Add milk, oil and yolks to dry ingredients and mix lightly (still lumpy). FOLD in egg whites. Don't over mix!

Now, heat up your waffle iron and brush with oil or use cooking spray (cooking spray is gross people!)
While your machine is firing up, chop up your ham bits- I used deli slices- and cube the cheese- about 1cm cubes, if it's too big, well, it will be messy.

Once your iron is pre heated, spoon the usual amount of batter on to the bottom iron, and add about a heaping tsp each of ham and cheese. Slam the lid and wait!

*NOTE* Don't put the ham and cheese on the BOTTOM before the batter. It will all stick to the pan and you will be chiseling burnt ham and cheese and batter off of a hot iron while everyone is waiting for the first batch to hit the table! BELIEVE ME! lol

My son LOVES these. I serve them just like regular waffles- butter and syrup. My husband was slightly more skeptical, but then again, he's the picky eater in the house.

There are lots of things you can add to waffles to make them interesting(er) ( like what's more interesting than waffles!).
  • banana slices
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • really, ANY kind of berries
  • different kinds of cheese
  • apples
  • bran or flax 
  • ooh, spinach and feta! 
Mostly though, I like plain cheese.

Now, quit waffling about and go make some waffles!
my camera didn't do justice to the unusual color of the sky... but I'm inflicting the picture on you anyway!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


as ever - anonymous