Friday, January 22, 2010

1996 vs 2010.

What do you think? Still got it?

Age 22 vs Age 9-I got my personal style down early in life.

Pumpkin Waffles.

I Love Waffles. A lot. I usually do classic belgian, but sometimes it's good to change it up. I stumbled across a recipe for Pumpkin Waffles the other day, sounded so yummy! So I looked around until I found one that sounded like the best. Below is the recipe, and a couple pictures I took of the process:)

This is the reason I bought my mixer, to whip egg whites for proper waffles!
Melted butter, mmmmm!
Final product, soo good. Just added some Icing Sugar and butter!

Pumpkin Waffles

makes 4 round “Belgian” style pumpkin waffles
• 1/4 cup light brown sugar
• 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
• 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 tsp. ginger (*I skipped the ginger because I didn't have any!)
• 1/4 tsp. cloves
• 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup whole milk (*I used skim)
• 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (*you can use the rest of the can of pureed pumpkin to make muffins!!)
• 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and warm (*I used less... probably only 2 1/2-3 tbsp)
1. Lightly oil the waffle iron with vegetable oil, and set it to the desired temperature.
2. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Whisk together to break apart the cornstarch. Add the remaining dry ingredients, and whisk to blend.
3. Separate eggs: yolks go in a medium sized bowl and whites get set aside in a smaller bowl.
4. Add pumpkin and milk to the egg yolks. Whisk to blend and set aside.
5. Whip egg whites with a hand mixer on high until stiff peaks form – about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Set aside.
6. Pour melted butter into the yolk/milk/pumpkin mixture. As you pour, whisk to combine.
7. Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix them together until just combined. A little lumpiness is fine. That will smooth out when the egg whites are added.
8. Slide the whipped egg whites out of the bowl and onto the mixture you just prepared. Gently fold them in until no white bits are obvious.
9. Once the waffle iron is heated, you’re ready to pour the batter! InPresto FlipSide waffle maker, cook time is exactly 2 minutes 30 seconds. (*My waffle iron takes more like 3 minutes)

This is where I got the recipe: