Thursday, July 9, 2009

Chocolate waffles and a surprise

Katie is spending a long weekend with Grandma and Grandpa, so I decided to make breakfast for dinner. I just checked out Gale Gand's new cookbook Brunch from the library this week. Oh my goodness!! If you like breakfast food, then you should look into this great cookbook. It is simple, straightforward, and has great photographs! I decided on Chocolate Waffles. They were great and both "my boys" loved them. After eating three whole waffles, (not three sections) Ian named himself the "Waffle King." I changed the recipe just a bit, so I will post my version down at the bottom. These were great, and a fun change from regular waffles.

Brian dropped Katie off, and when he came home he had a bag with three cast iron pans. His Aunt Kathy had a couple of pans that were from his late Aunt Judy. His mom also had a pan in there that was his Grandmother's. Pretty neat, huh!

He also had a box that was wrapped in floral wrapping paper. I wondered what that was about. He came in and said this is for you from my mom. There was a sweet card on the top and it said "Rachel, I wanted to get you something special for your birthday, but I didn't know what it would be. I hope this is it! The bigger item was my mother's please keep it safe and pass it on to one of the kids. Love, Ruth" My birthday was a couple of months ago, and my mother-in-law NEVER forgets it. She gave me a VERY generous monetary gift. I certainly didn't feel like she forgot about me and wondered what it could be. I opened the box and inside was a pretty glass candy dish, very nice. As soon as I opened the box though I saw that beautiful green color, you know my new "obsession." This was what was inside.

I almost started crying, I couldn't believe it!!! A Jadeite Mixing bowl! Wow, I couldn't believe it! Ruth, told Brian that she read my blog and remembered that her Mom had some Jadeite. Well, I washed it up right away and used it to make my waffle batter. As I was doing that, I was wondering what Grandma made in her bowl. Brian said he remembered Grandma serving gravy in it. After dinner Brian washed it up for me, and I put it in the china cabinet.
Ruth, thank you so much! I love, love it! It is the perfect gift, and very special! Thanks so much for sharing something of your Mom's with me. I will do my best to keep it safe, and I will cherish it always! I will make sure that Katie and Ian know that it was Great Grandma Buntings, and that it is a very special bowl.

Chocolate Waffles
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2 tsps. baking powder
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dutch-processed cocoa
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 tbs. unsalted butter, melted
2 egg whites
2 tbs. light brown sugar

Heat waffle iron. In a medium bowl, combine the yolks, milk, baking powder, flour, cocoa, melted butter, and cinnamon and mix until almost smooth. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form; then add the brown sugar and continue to whip until stiff. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter.
For each waffle, pour 1/2 to 1 cup of batter (depending on your waffle-iron) on your waffle iron; bake according to your iron.



Kimberly Hurd Horst said...

Yummy waffles...I never thought of that...that is a great idea. I think I will use it Saturday. CB turned 40 and will come over for dinner.....or late dessert...maybe served with icecream...and choc. drizzle?? Hm...ponder ponder...

And how kind of Ruth. How very special Rachel!

jaditekate said...

congrats on getting a batter bowl. i would like a turquoise one myself, but they are about $300!

i see that you are a christian too... that's great. me too! thanks for following my blog.

Amanda said...

Ohh those look so yummy. I just put in a request for that cook book at the library. We are huge fans of breakfast and breakfast for dinner.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...