Yesterday I wanted to step back into my childhood for a little bit. I have a memory of being in our duplex in Pittsburgh, PA (so I was younger than 9 yrs old), making waffles with my mom. I remember them being pretty difficult to make because you have to separate the egg whites and yokes and whip the yokes until stiff. It seemed like they took forever to make, but once we tried them we were hooked. They tasted so sweet that you didn’t even need syrup to eat them.
So I pulled out the recipe last night to try making them myself for the first time since Pittsburgh (I’m pretty sure my mom made them later in my life because I remember eating them, but I don’t think I was involved with the process). I debated whether I should bother separating the egg whites and yokes, and in the end I decided that I really wanted them to turn out so I followed the recipe exactly. Turns out it was actually pretty quick and easy. Maybe just having a lot of kids in the kitchen helping slows things down :)
Yes, we ate the peaches out of the can. And they tasted just as good.
For anyone interested in making delicious waffles, here is the recipe.
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
3 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
3 eggs, separated
Pinch of salt
Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add egg yolks and milk to dry ingredients and beat together thoroughly. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Stir 1/2 of the egg whites into the batter, and then fold in the remaining egg whites and stir until well blended. Add butter and mix until smooth. Pour scant 1/3 cup of batter on the heated waffle iron. Makes about 12-18 waffles.