Monday, June 9, 2014

Carrot Cake Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese and other favorite Waffle Iron recipes

This recipe comes from Willow Bird Baking. It sounds amazing. I don't have the right to post their photograph so I'll post it when I make them. I was going to do an entire post dedicated to Waffle Iron Cooking. The recipes are endless. I've posted some of my favorites and I am adding this one. I reposted some of them at the end of this one.

Carrot Cake Waffles:

2 C Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 TBS granulated Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Allspice
1 3/4 C Buttermilk
2 Eggs, separated
1/2 Stick Butter (4 TBS)
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 C Raisins
1 C chopped Walnuts
1 1/2 C finely grated Carrots
Vegetable Cooking Spray for the Waffle Iron

Maple Cream Cheese:

8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
4 TBS of the best Maple Syrup you can buy
1/4 Cup finely chopped Walnuts
Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl and refrigerate until serving.

In a Skillet on medium heat:
Butter, until melted and light brown, 2 -4 minutes, swirling constantly.
Mix well and cook only for 15 seconds.
Remove from heat and cool for 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl:
Baking Powder
Whisk well.

In a small bowl:
Egg Yolks
Add the Butter and Vanilla, whisk well.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

At this stage, preheat the waffle iron sprayed with the vegetable cooking spray.

In another medium bowl"
Beat Egg White until soft peaks form.
Fold into the batter by hand.

Fold in:
Gently mix just until combined.

Spread a ladleful onto the waffle iron and cook 3 - 5 minutes.
Re spray the waffle between waffles.

Serve hot waffles with a Maple Cream Cheese.

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Ok this is a no brainer!

A Waffle Iron

That's it....... you can figure out the rest.
What a brilliant idea to make for kids that love grilled cheese ...... adults that love grilled cheese...... ok, everyone that loves grilled cheese.
Make them plain or make them fancy, you all know what you would add to a grilled cheese sandwich made in a waffle iron. I know I have a few ideas!

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Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Waffles:

1 can of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing.

1 C confectioner's sugar
3 TBS whole milk
1 tsp vanilla

Heat a waffle iron.
Spray it with vegetable cooking spray.
Remove rolls from the can, set the icing aside.
Place 1 roll on the center of the waffle iron.
Bake for 3 - 4 minutes, (follow your waffles iron instructions for baking waffles)

In a small bowl:
Reserved Icicng
Confectioner's Sugar
Whole Milk
Mix well to create a glaze.

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Glazed Donuts:
Heat whole Glazed Donuts in a Waffle Iron and serve with Maple Syrup.

Waffle Iron Hash Browns:

What a great idea. Why didn't I know about these years ago? Why didn't I think of this years ago?
I love going to an All American Diner like Katie's Diner in Guthrie, Oklahoma where you order hash browns and they are crispy, crunchy and buttery delicious.
I never seemed to be able to re create them. This is it!

All you need is a bag of frozen hash browns. You can shred your own fresh potatoes if you'd like to, but why?
You'll need a vegetable cooking spray........ and a waffle iron!

Thaw the frozen potatoes, pat them dry with a paper towel or tea towel.
Place them in a bowl and season them with salt, pepper and any other spice or herb that you like.
Scoop some onto the the waffle iron, about 1/4" thick.
Close the cover and cook about 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy!

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Dark Chocolate Waffles:

This is an adaptation of the original recipe.

2 C Flour
1/2 C Cocoa Powder
1/4 C Packed Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Kosher Salt
3 Large Eggs, separated  
2 C Buttermilk
1/2 C Olive Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
6 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together:
Cocoa Powder
Brown Sugar
Baking Soda

Make a well in the center.
Egg Yolks
Vegetable Oil

Whisk together dry and wet ingredients just until combined.

In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer on high speed:
Beat Egg Whites until soft peaks form.
Fold half of the Whites into the batter just until combined.
Repeat with the remaining Egg Whites.
Gently Fold in Chocolate.

Heat a Waffle Iron and spray it with a vegetable cooking spray or grease with butter.
Ladle batter onto the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
Transfer Waffles to a sheet pan and place them in the oven to keep warm.
Continue with remaining batter.
Serve with Butter, Warm Maple Syrup and a sprinkle of Sea Salt.

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