If your family is anything like mine, then homemade Sunday brunch is a must.
After a long week of work and school, waking up late and sitting at the table with a cornucopia of our favorite foods is the best way to start our Sunday. Brunch gives us a chance to catch up and recharge for the week ahead.
We like to switch it up at our Sunday brunches, making something new every time, though, there are what we call “the regulars” that always make their appearance. Cuban traditional breakfast items, like “cafe con leche,” (Cuban coffee and milk) with a buttered “tostada” (toasted bread) are always at our table. I’ll share how to make those soon!
Belgian waffles are another one of those items that we love to make. It’s the perfect vessel for sweet and savory. Wouldn’t you agree? Usually front and center at the brunch table, we simply love to make… and eat it. 😉
My Cuisinart Waffle Maker is so easy to use and within minutes, you have perfectly golden brown waffles: crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Heaven, if you ask me. The waffle maker is inexpensive and reliable. If you don’t have one, get one as soon as possible. You’ll be using it quite a bit if you love waffles as much as we do.
For this recipe, you’ll need 3 bowls and a handheld electric mixer. It is a quick recipe, but as I always say, prep and measure your ingredients first. It makes cooking fast, easy, and fun. You can get to that brunch table a lot quicker to enjoy those waffles!
Here is the recipe:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 2 eggs
- 4 tsp of baking soda
- 2 cups of flour
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of milk (I use Lactaid Lactose Free Milk)
- ½ cup of canola or vegetable oil
- Non-stick cooking spray for waffle maker
- In bowl #1: Sift the dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt).
- Then, in bowl #2: Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Beat the egg whites with the handheld electric mixer until glossy stiff white peaks are formed. Set aside.
- Finally, in bowl #3: Mix the egg yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Gently fold in the egg whites. Your batter is ready.
- Oil your waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray and turn it on.
- After a minute or so, add a few ladles of the waffle batter. Careful not to overfill.
- Cook for about 5-8 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.