Sunday, January 8, 2012


I remember when my dad gave my mom a waffle iron.  Electricy only came through our county the year I was born, so there weren't many electrical appliances.  Dad loved buying new gadgets for mom so she was usually the first in the community to get the "new-fangled gadgets."  One of my favorites was the big old waffle iron.  She could take the plates out, turn them over and make grilled cheese sandwiches, etc.  See, folks, paninis aren't all that new!

2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup melted shortening (canola oil, please!)

Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.

In a mixing bowl, blend the egg yolks, milk, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.  Add the shortening but do not overmix.  Fold in the egg whites and mix well with a fork or lightly with a whisk.

Very lightly grease the waffle iron and pour in about a half cup of batter.  Close lid and cook according to your iron's instructions.  Repeat until you have used all the batter.

Serve with butter, your favorite syrup, fresh fruit, etc to suit your diet and taste.  We always had them with butter and the Log Cabin Syrup that came in a little log cabin shaped tin.  Yummy!

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