Day 1 in Brittany's Kitchen

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Happy to be at Home has a weekly series of "Day 1 in So-and-So's Kitchen." Now, I know my way around a kitchen, but I don't cook. My wife Brittany, however, does. And last night was just way too good to not share.

This will not become a regular thing--I don't imagine--but I may get her to reveal a few more "secrets" she has tucked away in her apron.

And if you weren't aware, I'm Gluten-Free, so these recipes will be too.

So, without further ado:
Brittany's "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffles
(Adapted from "Gluten-Free Quick & Easy" by Carol Fenster, Ph.D)

One "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffle to whet your appetite

First, you need to mix up some Gluten-Free Waffle Mix:

1 1/2c Sorghum Flour
3 1/2c Potato Starch
3 c Cornstarch
1 c Sugar
4 T Baking Powder
4 t Baking Soda
2 t Salt
2 t Xanthan Gum

Makes about 4 batches of waffles. Store mix in the freezer.

Now you can move on to the "I Think I'm in Heaven" Waffles

2 c Waffle Mix
4 T Butter
2 Eggs
1 t Vanilla Extract
1/2 c Milk (add more if batter is too thick)
2 t Lemon Juice

Throw in a bowl and mix until smooth, adding lemon juice last. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray or brush with melted butter, pour on waffle batter, cook. They cook fast.
Top with your favorite waffle topping (sliced strawberries and whipped cream.... yum) and enjoy!

The name is my (Brittany's) contribution. In the book they are just listed as "Waffles."

Makes about 8 waffles on an 8" round waffle maker. Extra waffles can be frozen.
Not that you'll have any <smile>.

Unfortunately, our waffle iron was a tad dirty from our last--failed--attempt at making waffles. So, in the spirit of a "Wordless Works for Me Wednesday on Monday" post, I'll share with you our super-effective way of cleaning off the waffle iron... and it got the whole family involved (something I hear is good to do):

Nevil: Doing His Part

After we'd washed the waffle iron, I stepped up to the plate... literally.

Luke: Doing His Part

So there you have it. Enjoy!

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

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