Sundays at the Van Dyks' means one thing: Waffles!
We weren't a waffle family until my friend Adele at Breville (Sage in the UK) introduced me to the perfect waffle maker - it is so user friendly and the waffles come out perfectly every single time. How do I know this? Because I have NEVER made a single waffle using the Breville Waffle maker - ever since the day we got it, the only people to use it are my husband, my cousin and my son (and he has been making Sunday waffles since he was three years old - he is turning seven this year.)
The recipe is very straight forward and is right off of the Breville website:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
5 ounces melted butter (slightly cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium bowls
1 saucepan to melt the butter (or a bowl in a microwave)
measuring cups and spoons
Standing mixer or hand mixer
Spatula to mix ingredients
YIELDS: 8 TO 10 waffles - depending on who pours the batter into the waffle maker
1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl
2. Whisk milk, egg yolks, vanilla and melted butter in another medium bowl
3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and incorporate the wet ingredients until they are smooth
4. Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or a standing mixer until they are stiff and make beautiful peaks
5. Fold the egg whites into your mixture being careful not to fold the air out of your egg whites
6. Your mixture is now ready - following the instructions on your waffle maker - go ahead and make the waffles and then serve them with whatever wonderful combination of flavors that floats your boat.
We have served every amazing combination of flavors on our waffles - my personal favorite is greek yogurt, strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup...feel free to add whatever you want to add to it.