We’re going to let you in on a little secret breakfast lovers: we’re rekindling our love affair with waffles. In the words of one Leslie Knope, “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work.” So, to keep our priorities straight, this weekend, we’re makin’ waffles!
“I love waffles. They’re like pancakes, but with specially engineered syrup traps. Each little square plays host to a delicious, sticky pool of amazing-ness. Has there ever been a more delicious vessel for the year’s first harvest? I should think not! While a classic coating of syrup works just fine, sometimes I like to take mine up a notch with K2 Milling flour, some maple bacon and sauteed Red Prince Apples.”
- 1 cup K2 Milling Red Fife Flour, sifted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Sheldon Creek Dairy Whole Milk
- 1/4 cup Rolling Meadows unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup Rolling Meadows unsalted butted, cold
- 1 large Ontario egg
- Vegetable oil, for waffle iron
- 1 Red Prince Apple
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, syrup, butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and mix just until batter is combined. Don't over mix! There should still be lumps.
- Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions; brush with oil.
- Pour batter onto iron (amount depends on iron size), leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides. Close iron; cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to warm oven to keep warm.
- Meanwhile, slice red prince apple into 1cm slices.
- Heat skillet until just below smoking. Add butter, brown sugar and apples. Toss to coat and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add nuts, toss to coat.
- Serve atop warm waffles -- and crispy bacon -- with a side of maple syrup!
About Taste Tested
From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. With ?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing out their favourites of the season. Come discover what�s on our table � literally!