Linked 52: Breakfast

The theme this week is Breakfast. I love cooking. If you’ve never looked at my family blog you might not know that about me. But I do. Lots of recipes posted over there at various times. For this week I wanted to share one of my favorite breakfasts that I tried at Christmas this year. Real Belgian Waffles. Which means they are a yeasted batter. Soooo yummy.

from here
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup, optional
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

1) Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, leaving room for expansion; the mixture will bubble and grow.

2) Stir to combine; it’s OK if the mixture isn’t perfectly smooth.

3) Cover with plastic wrap, and let rest at room temperature for 1 hour; the mixture will begin to bubble. You can cook the waffles at this point, or refrigerate the batter overnight to cook waffles the next day.

4) Preheat your waffle iron. Spray with non-stick vegetable oil spray, and pour 2/3 to 3/4 cup batter (or the amount recommended by the manufacturer) onto the center of the iron. Close the lid and bake for the recommended amount of time, until the waffle is golden brown. It takes us 5 to 6 minutes, using our 7″ Belgian-style (deep-pocket) waffle iron.

5) Serve immediately, or keep warm in a 200°F oven. Serve with berries and whipped cream, if desired.

Yield: about 4 Belgian-style (deep-pocket) 7″ round waffles.



Today on my family blog I posted about my children’s breakfast mealtime routines you can go see too if you’d like.
The other lovely ladies who are playing along are:
Let me know in the comments if you want to join too and I’ll add you to the link list!
Next week’s theme is winter.
  • January 20, 2012 - 8:22 am

    Jenn - So soft and pretty. Love the brights and the shadows and everything about it. And you’re making me hungry for waffles and syrup.

  • January 20, 2012 - 8:49 am

    sara - love the light.
    reminds me of a quiet house, early in the morning.

  • January 20, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Heather M. - oh yum! those look so delicious! you are such an amazing cook/baker.

  • January 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

    Kristin - wow. you have inspired me! I may have to give these a try!

  • January 20, 2012 - 9:55 am

    janet - Those look really good and I love your dishes.

  • January 20, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Andrea - Oh my goodness gracious! I will have to try this recipe because those look delicious! And I’m not a big breakfast gal (as I eat my piece of cinnamon toast…) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  • January 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    tracy - scrumptious… love these images! (i’ve joined the link too… my son’s frozen waffles don’t look quite as good as these do!)

  • January 20, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Tracey - oh my, I need to go get up and eat something now! They look divine. I am not a big pancake eater…but I LOVE waffles. Love the light in these photos too!

  • January 20, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    golightly - Yeast and I… we don’t get along. 🙂 However, those sure look good and worth another try at that yeast.

  • January 20, 2012 - 7:54 pm

    Naomi - Oh my word. These look delicious. I have a weakness for waffles. These photos are gorgeous. Lovely work!

  • January 20, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    stacey - Oh my word. These photo are gorgeous. And those waffles??? Oh my word.

  • January 21, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    Heidi - Wow I’m drooling over these photos. I can’t wait to try the recipe. I love to cook and always on the hunt for new recipes – I will definitely check out your blog and other recipes.

    Just joined Linked Project this week. I am no photographer by any means, but Kristin said this will help me grow, so I’m along for the ride!

  • January 22, 2012 - 8:39 am

    Amanda Kelley - So elegant & peaceful—being%20a mother of a 2 year old I would be lying to say I would kill for a peaceful morning breakfast that is still actually warm…this photo is like a dream. 🙂

  • October 8, 2013 - 7:51 am

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