Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Died And Gone To Heaven...

I decided I didn't really want to catch up and put recipes on for all of the pics in the last post...maybe some day I will. But I found this INCREDIBLE recipe the other day for Pumpkin Waffles. I thought they sounded slightly weird but decided I would try them. I used to be scared of a lot of food when I was a child but now I am always up for trying new things...such as sushi. Was forced to try it a couple of years ago, loved it and now crave it all the time! Thanks Ben :) Anyway, back to the waffles. They are amazing, both of my roommates loved them, even the one that is incredibly picky. They are probably good with regular syrup but I made them with Rick's Buttermilk Syrup and honestly you will think you have died and gone to heaven. So don't be scared, try them!

Pumpkin Waffles

2 1/2 cups flour (I used half whole wheat and half all-purpose)

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 T cinnamon

1 tsp giner

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups buttermilk (or in a measuring cup put 2 T lemon juice and then fill with milk to reach 2 cups)

1 cup pumpkin puree

6 T oil

4 eggs, seperated

Sift together flour, sugar, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. Combine buttermilk and pumpkin. Stir in canola oil and egg yolks. In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites with a hand mixer or beater until you have stiff peaks (when you lift the beaters out of the bowl the whites stay pointy in peaks). Stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture till just combined. Fold in egg whites. Cook waffles in waffle iron.

Rick's Buttermilk Syrup

1 cube butter (use butter, not margarine)

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Put all ingredients in pan and bring to a boil. When boiling add in 1 tsp baking soda and stir well. Let boil for another minute and then enjoy!

P.S. When making the syrup use a pan much bigger than you think you will need because when the baking soda is added it foams up a ton! And yes I learned this the hard way when I had to clean syrup up that went everywhere but in the pan!


Tera said...

Why didn't I know about your blog?! What fun! Thanks for sharing. I will be a regular visitor.

The Price Family said...

I'm a little upset I didn't know about your blog either! I'm having people for breakfast on Saturday and I'm going to try your waffles. (p.s. I found Lisa's blog. Look at my side bar)

The Price Family said...

Everyone LOVED them! Thanks for the recipe

Jay said...

What happened to the pumpkin syrup? Have I taught you nothing?

Jay said...

These were great Jamie. Give us more recipes, or better yet, come make us all your recipes.