DELUXE WAFFLES

DELUXE WAFFLES

Makes 4 7-inch waffles
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1-1/4 cups milk
5 tablespoons shortening

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until thick. Add milk and melted crisco to yolks; beat until blended. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just blended.

Beat egg whites to stiff, not dry, peaks. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Turn batter into a pitcher for easy pouring. Bake in waffle baker following manufacturer’s directions.

Variations:

Apple Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Mix 1 small apple, pared, cored, and finely chopped, into batter. Serve with applesauce.

Blueberry Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Bake waffles and while still warm sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and decorate with 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries.

Cheese Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Mix 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese into batter. Serve with cheese sauce and decorate with shredded cheese

Chocolate Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Mix 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces into batter. Serve with whipped cream and decorate with shared chocolate.

Pecan Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Mix 3/4 cup chopped pecans into batter. Serve with maple syrup and decorate with pecan halves.

Strawberry Waffles: Follow recipe for Deluxe Waffles. Bake waffles and while still warm sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and decorate with strawberry halves. Serve with SMUCKER’s Strawberry Fruit Syrup or Jam.