Friday, May 2, 2008

Cable Luxe Waffles

No, I most assuredly did not place Cable Luxe into the waffle iron------ although its' recent state of languish needs a shake up of some sort.

All promises of a sunny morning flew right out the window at first light----- more rain today and it won't wait for the afternoon. Walking shoes will have to wait, I'm disappointed so what to do????? I know------ Waffles! I haven't made belgian waffles in forever!

Check out that rather nasty waffle iron. My ex, Mr. Snarky withheld or destroyed a LOT, but apparently deemed this waffle iron fit to come live with me. She isn't very pretty but can turn out a nice product. It looks especially appealing overflowing with batter. Ack. A new recipe uses buttermilk (which I did not have and had to substitute vinegar soured milk) and baking soda along with baking powder to leaven the waffles. I guess I'm not only out of waffle practice but didn't count on the new recipe to have quite as much lift as it did..................... like molten lava over the edge it was!

Waiting on a sprinkline of berries or a puddle of syrup............................ waffles on a weekday, a bit of a splurge!

Wonder Waffles

1 3/4 cups buttermilk (If you are like me and don't keep buttermilk, use 2 tbs. vinegar in your milk and let it sit a couple of minutes)
2 extra large eggs
1/3 cup cooking oil (I know, it does sound awful but just take the plunge)
1 tsp. good quality vanilla

1 'full' tbs. sugar and a big squeeze of honey (another tbs. give or take)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
just shy of 1 tbs. baking powder
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, sifted
pinch of salt

Mix the wet ingredients well and add the dry ingredients that have been stirred together. Mix just until combined.

Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes, preheat the waffle iron.

Use cooking spray to spritz a hot waffle iron and add batter per your irons requirements. *This batter has a lot of oooomph to it because of the double leaveners.

Cook in the waffle iron until nicely browned. Serve with berries or syrup. Yum!

Now.......... speaking of Cable Luxe, I have actually taken it OUT of hibernation!!!!! I'm pretty tickled to tell the truth! The first sleeve is an inch from being done, a mere inch. I've promised myself no new 'big' projects until I finish Cable Luxe and Twilight.

It had been awhile since Cable Luxe has seen the light of day! She's been napping in the fabulous Japanese print bag, too long if the truth be told. It took a few minutes last night to get back into the zone with this sweater, a couple shakes to remember that I'm not using the double row counters any more but just Ms. Blue (my oldest little counter). My first thought was that I had cannabalized the red counter for another project and would never be able to sync them back up together. But no............. while a younger brain would have no doubt been able to remember this sooner :) I moved on. Woo Hoo---------- let Cable Luxe get back on track please!!!!! Basically one sleeve to go, that should provide adequate motivation! (Not that it did before, but we will just ignore that and happily sail onward).

I'll be casting on a mindless project later on today just for wedding knitting this weekend. I'm hopeful that the mailman will drop off a package at the studio today or plans will have to change a bit. Plans are for something simple because I don't want to fluff anything else during a weekend of distracted knitting! Lots of travel time this weekend as the wedding tomorrow is out of town an hour and a half and Sunday has us at Mizzou for engagement sessions. I'll be missing knit group for work again, ack.

Hope your weekend is completely fabulous!


Shilly Sit Knitter said...

Thanks for the waffle recipe, now i have to go buy a waffle iron....;)~~~~~~ ppppffffftttttt

Virtuous said...

LOL @ Cable Luxe waffles!

So glad you got CL out of hibernation. My BTS is leaning toward going into her plastic is getting hot here! LOL

The bag came out wonderfully! I luv the lining you put in it!

So what was your mindless knit project??

Melissa Morgan-Oakes said...

I will remember my gluten free brownie of yesterday which will soothe my sadness at viewing waffles. Sniffle. They sound amazing!!

Unknown said...

mr. snarky.....hahahahah. he doesn't have any idea what he's missing waffles rock! i have a waffle iron and will be putting aside the mix in favor of your recipe. thanks.

p.s. you will probably never see photos of my yard. i see you are showing yours off in the previous post - hahahahahha.

Karen said...

Hi! My kids have delved heavily into making pancakes and waffles over the last many months. One hint - for those who never have buttermilk around - there is a powdered buttermilk available. Usually it is found in the powdered milk place, or sometimes with the baking stuff, in most good sized grocery stores. The cool part is that you get to add the powder to the dry ingredients and then use water for the liquid (you don't actually have to reconstitute it - in fact, I am not sure you should). It keeps pretty well in the frig so it is a great thing for baking emergencies. Enjoy!

creampuff said...

Waffles are my complete and total favourite!