Many people give chocolates or flowers to their loved ones for Valentine’s Day. And these gifts are super nice and extremely heartfelt I’m sure. But Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, and for love to exist you need two people. So why give flowers to one person. Or why give chocolates to somebody with no chance of getting any of them. This is why you should give something both will love, that’s why I choose Waffles!! (watch the clip)
I found this recipe by Emril on Food Network’s website after searching online for a while. It got great reviews, and unlike a lot of Emril’s recipes, it had a manageable amount of ingredients. He and Bobby Flay always have a ton of ingredients which makes it tough if you dont have a well stocked spice rack and pantry. But like I said, this one seemed pretty cool.
For the whipped cream you will need 1 pint of heavy whipping cream, powder sugar, and vanilla. Pour the heavy cream into a bowl with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Whip the hell out of this until it forms soft peaks, or gets to the point where you like it! If you whip too long, you will get vanilla butter, but I think you will know when to cut it off. Add teaspoons of powder sugar one at a time with mixing in between. Taste your whipped cream after each addition to make sure you get the desired level of sweetness. This is so easy to make, and will look great on your waffles!
Here’s what you will need:
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 2 cup of milk
First, mix together the flour baking powder and salt in a bowl. You can sift the flour if you want, or just take a wisk through it for a minutes. In a separate bowl mix together 4 egg yolks (reserving the whites!), sugar and vanilla extract. Then add the melted butter (gradually as you dont want to scramble the egg yolks) and milk. One this liquid mixture is all combined, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. In a THIRD bowl (I dont like using tons of bowls becuase it makes more of a mess, but I guess I have no choice) whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks are formed. This is how a meringue is made! Once you can pull the beaters out of the eggs without the hole filling in you are done. Now, gently fold the soft and fluffy egg mixture into the rest of the batter. Dont mix this up too much, just fold it over itself a couple times.
Ok, the batter is done and it was easy! Preheat your waffle iron and get out the Pam. Once preheated, spray down the griddles with pam and scoop in enough batter to cover the base. Cooke for 2 to 3 minutes. Or if you have the waffle iron I have, it will beep at you when done. This is great because I can watch tv while I neglect my cooking responsibilities.
Top the waffles with some fresh sliced strawberries, whipped cream, and sprinkle with a little bit of powder sugar. You are done! This breakfast will wow your valentine and wow YOUR tummy! WARNING: If you are lactose intolerant, this may not be the best dish. There is a good amount of milk and cream and will probably cause you a tummy ache. 😦