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Monday, October 13, 2008

Day 1 in Brittany's Kitchen

Happy to be at Home has a weekly series of "Day 1 in So-and-So's Kitchen." Now, I know my way around a kitchen, but I don't cook. My wife Brittany, however, does. And last night was just way too good to not share.

This will not become a regular thing--I don't imagine--but I may get her to reveal a few more "secrets" she has tucked away in her apron.

And if you weren't aware, I'm Gluten-Free, so these recipes will be too.

So, without further ado:
Brittany's "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffles
(Adapted from "Gluten-Free Quick & Easy" by Carol Fenster, Ph.D)


One "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffle to whet your appetite

First, you need to mix up some Gluten-Free Waffle Mix:

1 1/2c Sorghum Flour
3 1/2c Potato Starch
3 c Cornstarch
1 c Sugar
4 T Baking Powder
4 t Baking Soda
2 t Salt
2 t Xanthan Gum

Makes about 4 batches of waffles. Store mix in the freezer.

Now you can move on to the "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffles

2 c Waffle Mix
4 T Butter
2 Eggs
1 t Vanilla Extract
1/2 c Milk (add more if batter is too thick)
2 t Lemon Juice

Throw in a bowl and mix until smooth, adding lemon juice last. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray or brush with melted butter, pour on waffle batter, cook. They cook fast.
Top with your favorite waffle topping (sliced strawberries and whipped cream.... yum) and enjoy!

The name is my (Brittany's) contribution. In the book they are just listed as "Waffles."

Makes about 8 waffles on an 8" round waffle maker. Extra waffles can be frozen.
Not that you'll have any <smile>.

Unfortunately, our waffle iron was a tad dirty from our last--failed--attempt at making waffles. So, in the spirit of a "Wordless Works for Me Wednesday on Monday" post, I'll share with you our super-effective way of cleaning off the waffle iron... and it got the whole family involved (something I hear is good to do):


Nevil: Doing His Part

After we'd washed the waffle iron, I stepped up to the plate... literally.


Luke: Doing His Part

So there you have it. Enjoy!

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

8 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Oh, those are beeeeautiful! Am forwarding this post on to a gluten-free family. :]

Danielle said...

Oh... so that's what rodents actually are doing in the kitchen... cleaning the waffle maker.

Julie said...

You have officially grossed my 11 y.o. out!!! And that's hard to do!!!LOL! I had to call him in here to see Nevil cleaning your waffle iron! He said he'd never eat waffles at your house!!!LOL! I find it a wonderful way to clean a waffle iron....I really HATE cleaning the waffle iron!
Julie

thosecrazyrosenberrys said...

i can not wait to try this out. we are gluten-free and missing good waffles.

katemcdonald said...

looks yummy! maybe I will make those for Co and see if I get him to leave the dog dish alone:)

mary grace said...

That looks yummy! We're dairy-free thanks to Oliver's allergies. Is there anyone out there who isn't SOMETHING-free at this point?!?!

MandyMom.com said...

Looks like you were a great helper in tasting things... as was Nevil.

:)

Luke said...

Mrs. C, let me know if your family loves them. Don't tell me if they don't <smile>.

Danielle, yes: Nevil was a fantastically effective tool for cleaning off the waffle iron. It was amazing.

Julie, we washed it off after Nevil was done. Come on! I'm glad my post was effective at something <smile>.

I hope the entire Rosenberry family finds them as tasty as we did!

Kate, I'm not sure if they will accomplish that... it seems as though dog food is a delicacy for that boy <smile>.

Mary Grace, my wife can still eat everything. But, yes, we keep cutting things from our diets as humans for various reasons. It is pretty crazy.

I do my part, Mandy. Nevil gladly does his as well <smile>.

You all make my day. Thanks for commenting!

~Luke


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