Our first wedding present arrived about a month and a half ago. AN ELECTRIC WAFFLE IRON! Yaaaaaaay!
This recipe makes a lot, but they freeze great so the extra effort is worth it. I didn't alter this at all for high altitude, but they turned out great. I'm looking forward to trying chocolate brownie waffles next time! *drool*
BASIC WAFFLE BATTER (yields about 16 waffles)
6 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup, plus two tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie or apple pie spice optional
3 1/2 cups milk
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir them together; then add the milk, oil, and eggs and whisk it all together until there are no big lumps. Let it stand for about 5 minutes to activate the baking powder before adding to your iron. Each waffle for my iron was about a half a cup of batter.
My mom has an awesome old fashioned cast iron waffle grill that you can use in the campfire or the stovetop. This one isn't cast iron, but much easier to use with 5 heat settings and an indicator light/sound for when it's ready for the batter and also when it's finished cooking. I made a big batch and took the leftovers in to work the next day. Made the Monday morning more cheerful than usual at the office.
With real maple syrup and cinnamon butter apples. Deelish and FILLING!