I'm anticipating you will keep sending in your recipes to me as described. (My own inclusions don't count for the contest, but I'd love the likes!)
The recipe that follows is a favourite of mine, especially when having guests for brunch. Pair them with anything you like, and you will have raves!
Vicki's Easy Waffles
So here's a really great, totally easy, traditional, full-of-flavour recipe to try. If you love slightly tangy waffles, with incredibly crisp outsides, and a creamy delicious inside texture, these are a winner. They do have yeast, so it is important to have all ingredients at room temperature or just lukewarm - that means just warmer than room temperature.
There is one drawback. You need a waffle iron. Any kind works, but to get the deep crisp square pockets to slather with butter and maple syrup, you really do need a Belgian waffle iron. An electric one is great, and very easy of course, but you can get off grid ones too, for anyone who might be interested.
You'll also need a mixing spoon, and a big bowl. That's it for the equipment part.
3 ounces of melted butter
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (this is optional. but use real maple syrup, not Aunt Jemima's, or leave it out altogether.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs (warm them by placing them into a cup pf hot tap water for a few minutes, before using them)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons instant dried yeast. (Find it in the spice section.)
You only need to combine these ingredients - you don't have to beat them together.
Make sure your bowl is big enough to allow the mix to double in size. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, or whatever you have that will do the job, then leave it to stand for an hour. If you want your waffles right away, cook them in your preheated waffle iron, usually about 6 minutes, or until you don't see any more steam coming from the waffle iron.
If you are wonderfully organized, or want others to think you are, mix your waffles the night before you want them. leave the mix to stand for an hour, and then put the bowl in your fridge, ready to use in the morning. This mixture makes about four large waffles. They freeze well too.