Its brunch time. I woke up late (hey, sick gal here) and so its brunch time. I love brunch. No, wait. I don't think you understand. I love, love, love brunch. I think..maybe, I even love brunch more than cupcakes. Gasp. Yes, it has come time for this pink swooning cupcake loving girl to become a woman, and so, I now brunch often. I've discovered eggs benedict for the first time at a large mahogany table in Connecticut (ahhh, hollandaise sauce, you unhealthy bastard you), deep fried french toast in Manhattan, and even lofty buttery biscuits smothered in homemade summer fruit jam in Brooklyn. The best part about brunch? The cringe worthy combinations. If you would have asked me a year ago if I'd be eating salmon in my morning eggs, I'd accidentally pierce your eardrums. This of course would be from my hyena-like laughter.
But alas, here I am, knee deep in waffle batter while the boy cooks his now infamous scrambled eggs, a dish he picked up secret methods for while visiting Connecticut. Simple pleasures. Enjoy them.
from Williams-Sonoma's Breakfast Comfortsmakes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS:2 cups all-purpouse flour2 tb malted milk powder/ graulated sugar1 tb baking powder1ts baking soda1/4 ts fine sea salt2 1/4 cups buttermilk3 tb unsalted butter, melted3 large eggs, seperated and room temperature1 ts pure vanilla extractpure maple syrup for serving
- Preheat the oven to 200F and have ready a rimmed baking sheet. Preheat a regular (not Belgian) waffle iron.
- In a bowl, sift together the flour, malted milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whistk together the buttermilk, melted butter, egg yolks, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. (The batter will be quite lumpy.)
- In a small bowl, using a clean whisk or a handheld mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Scoop the whites onto the batter and, using the whisk, gently fold them in evenly. The finished batter may have a few small lumps.
- If your waffle iron is not nonstick, lightly oil the grid. Ladle some of the batter over the grid, close lid, and cook until waffle is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the baking sheet and keep warm in the over. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve waffles hot with plenty of butter and syrup!