Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gingerbread Waffles & Pear Sauce

We love breakfast foods in this house.  I haven't made these for a while, but I made them this morning in search of something different and remembered just how awesome they are!

2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1 c. milk

Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Beat 2 egg whites.  Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy.  Add molasses, egg yokes, and milk.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Fold in egg whites.

Note:  I have other waffles recipes that call for this egg separation process, beating the egg whites and folding the in later.  I never do it because of time and dirtying dishes.  I think the recipes still turns out fine and fluffy. Also, I always use some portion of whole wheat flour in my waffles, like 1:1 or 2:1 ratio on the flour white to wheat.

Serve with sweet pear sauce.  I haven't tried this but my friend who gave me the recipe makes delicious food.

Pear Sauce

29 oz. can pears, chopped in syrup (reserve syrup)
3 tbsp. corn starch
1 c. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. pear syrup (from reserve)
1/2 c. butter

Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, and cinnamon in sauce pan.  Add pear syrup and cook over med-heat until mixture boils.  Reduce heat and cook for five minutes.  This sauce is also delicious over vanilla ice-cream.

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