Friday, December 31, 2010

Orange-Pecan Waffles

You would think after a couple years of not having a waffle iron, I would remember that I don't own one. I don't know how I still forget, mix-up the batter, and then remember. It's a good thing I have my back-up sandwich maker. :) Surprisingly, it works pretty well, you just can't fill it very full. Anyway, my sweet Momma gave me a cute little "Christmas at Home: Delightful Desserts" recipe book, and I have had fun trying a couple of them out. This was a yummy one. Doug and the kids wished that I had left the nuts out, but it was still good.

Orange-Pecan Waffles
2/3 cup butter
3 cups sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 T sugar
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Zest of 1 orange
1 cup pecans, finely chopped (I used walnuts.)

Melt and cool butter. Set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Beat eggs in small bowl on high speed for 1 minute. Add milk and vanilla. Then add egg mixture to dry ingredients. Add orange zest and pecans. Beat on medium speed about 1 minute until blended. Blend in butter on low speed. Bake in preheated waffle iron. Makes 4 full-size, four-section waffles. Serve with additional butter and warm maple syrup.
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1 comment:

jess and seth said...

You don't have a waffle-maker? I hope I have your name again for Christmas soon . . . hmmmmm . . . :)