These waffles make me sooo happy!!
I recently had a long msg exchange with my best friend explaining how I’ve been so overwhelmed and struggling to be happy recently. Every day life has been a handful to juggle, and the wedding prep on top of it has been crazy cray. Plus, I’m on a project that has a deadline this Friday & I’m out of the office on Thursday (for another project) and Friday (for the wedding) so there is a big push to get as much possible done so I don’t leave my coworker screwed with a mile long to-do list.
When I’m stressed I tend to look forward in the future for things to get me through to that point. My friend totally gets me and my ways of ‘goal’ thinking. It’s not that I don’t ever enjoy the moment but I am often quickly moving on to the next thing. Having a rough day… look forward to the weekend. Having a rough week… look forward to the next vacation. Having a rough month… look forward to winning the lotto. There definitely is some benefit but when I start talking ‘well, I just have to get though this year and then when we move…’ she knows I’m in too deep. She reminded me how I can’t keep focusing on something so far off in the distance. Since having to think of it as 320-ish days as something ‘to get through’ is no fun.
So I’m really, really trying to rework my thinking so that I think about the day and little joys. I’m still thinking about the move to Florida but every day I’m trying to look around and appreciate the little things, instead of feeling that everything is an obligation and that I am about to be swallowed up by my to-do list.
So I took my friend’s advice and focused on day to day and enjoyed the weekend and the various moments throughout it.
Sunday was a great day and it started off with breakfast. Well Autumn’s 2 breakfasts… she had already 1 1/2 apricots and 1/2 cup of cheerios for breakfast early on. Then she noticed I was making waffles and walked over to her highchair and let us know she wanted back in and wanted some of the buttermilk waffles I was making. In the end she ate most of a waffle all by herself. Such a win!
Well, it’s easy to understand why she loved the waffles… they are the BEST. I swear by it. In fact, I already shared this recipe years ago, but I had to post again as I love it so much. Plus, I needed to give it the proper respect is deserved with some nice pictures. Good bye point and shoot, hello DSLR! ha!
This recipe makes for such a tender airy waffle. What makes it so tender? All that butter!! Yep, the recipe uses 2 sticks of butter. No joke!! But it’s all worth it. I mean you usually put butter on the waffle, but this time you just put butter IN it. I won’t judge if you put more on top actually.
But since it does use so much butter I will judge you if you use poor quality butter. For real. It is the biggest flavor component of the waffle, so you must use a good butter. I love Kerrygold as it adds so much flavor to the waffle. It’s a great Irish butter that uses milk from grass-fed cows. It makes such a difference. You’ll love it.
Get some good butter & buttermilk and you’re on your way to waffle bliss.
The Best Buttermilk Waffles
Makes 8 Belgian waffles
- 1 3/4 cups unsifted cake flour or 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 16 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled
Wisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Beat the eggs and buttermilk together in a small bowl.
Combine the buttermilk and eggs into the flour mixture. Mix lightly with a fork until the flour is moistened. Mix in the melted butter. The batter should be lumpy.
Cook in your waffle iron. A really hot iron will produce a better waffle- nice crisp edges!
Sourced from The Cake Bible
Kerrygold has provided me with butters and cheeses to use in the creation of these waffle recipes for my #WaffleWednesday series. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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