I am not a big breakfast person-I don’t even like maple syrup! But I do love waffles. We received a waffle maker as a wedding gift so I can finally make them at home.
On Sunday, I was meeting my sister Laura for a run on the Lakeshore (I was doing 6 mi and she was doing 9.5). I knew I wouldn’t be up for making waffles after so I made the batter up before I left and talked Pat into making them while I shower after my run.
Not liking maple syrup, I had made vanilla syrup early in the morning. I heated 3/4 cup of water with 1/2 cup sugar with a split vanilla bean to boiling. I let it come to a simmer until it thickened to a syrup.
I pulled the vanilla bean out and served it in the creamer we also got as a wedding gift.
I found a waffle recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book . I just mixed flour, sugar, and baking powder with the wet ingredients-milk, an egg, and melted butter. I let the mixture sit in the fridge while I ran.
Laura and I heroically ran our miles and I made my way back home. Pat had the waffle maker and started making them while I got cleaned up.