Weekend Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Honey
January 9, 2011 Leave a comment
Waffles hold such a place in my heart. I made these with my mom on the last day of winter break, the last day of denying the existence of the upcoming quarter, and the last day of languid conversations and peaceful television-watching. I hadn’t made them in a long time, so the crunch of the waffle, perfectly paired with strawberries was delightful. Though this breakfast was only a weekend ago, now that I am immersed in my schoolwork, these pictures feel like they came from a faraway dream. It’s a dream that I’m yearning to revisit. It’s a dream of home.
The ordinariness of this batter belies its unique, unforgettable flavor and texture when it becomes a waffle. The ingredients are simple, but their effects are tremendous; this is one of the best things about home cooking. Especially my mom’s cooking.
We don’t own a fancy waffle iron. There are no dials for varying heat settings. It’s kind of a hassle to clean when we’re done. But bringing it out from the hard-to-get-to-cabinet signifies a day that needs to start right, a day that is special.
Waffle-making is very much like baking. While there is the precise, scientific element, the final product seemingly depends on an alchemic combination of various conditions. Thankfully, the mishaps are still delicious.
And when it’s good, it’s phenomenal. Waffle-making christens a space as a home where good things happen. Though such good things (like most good things) are ephemeral, they brighten our lives with the joy we need to live, to work, and to improve.
I plan on making these waffles with Stephen soon while we are at school. Why don’t you make some today? 🙂
Waffles I from Allrecipes.com
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk ingredients together and cook with a heated waffle iron. A good rule of thumb to use when you need to determine when the waffle is sturdy enough for you to check it is to open the iron when the steam stops coming out at a rapid, steady pace. And be careful when using the iron, it can get really hot, even on the handle!