“And in the morning, I’m making (GFCF) waffles!”
I have long wanted a waffle iron. I asked for one for Christmas, and assumed that, if he purchased one at all, my hubby would get one of the $15 or $20 jobbies that one can readily find in just about any store. But, no… He was at Macy’s. Surprisingly, Macy’s has really good prices on kitchen appliances — better than Target! — or at least it did before Christmas, especially when combined with the coupons they had in the newspaper. Still, with their low prices, they did not have a $15 waffle iron. What they did have was a super-dreamy rose bouquet waffle iron. Yup, a waffler that produces what looks like a bouquet of seven roses.
I adore my new waffle iron. I made waffles for our Christmas brunch, and again this morning. They came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just like waffles are supposed to be. Since it’s been 6+ years since I had a homemade waffle, or one in a restaurant, I was in absolute heaven. Even my son who is not gluten-free said they tasted as good as ones in restaurants. “Better!” piped up another son. 🙂 That makes a mama’s heart happy.
However, it appears that this particular beautiful waffle iron is no longer available; it’s not on the manufacturer’s website. At the time I’m writing this, I could find ONE online. One. At the Amazon marketplace, for $75. I can guarantee you my hubby did not spend $75 on the one he bought for me.
I thought I’d post my waffle recipe, since it turned out so well. Actually, it’s a “normal” recipe that I adapted to make it gluten- and casein-free. The original recipe is from The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, which my mom gave me for my wedding, 14 years ago. It’s still my favorite basic cookbook.
For my family, I double the recipe… You may want to, too, as you may end up eating more than you had planned on! Even if you have leftovers, waffles freeze very well. Just separate each between pieces of wax paper and freeze in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Then, pop in your toaster on medium-low setting and enjoy a quick breakfast.
By the way, bonus points are awarded to the first person who identifies the quote in the title. 😀
Without further ado…
makes five waffles
- 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (DON’T USE MORE THAN 1/2 tsp.!!)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cooking oil (I use canola)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup rice (or other non-dairy) milk
- 1/2 cup Mocha Mix*, or So Delicious Coconut Creamer, or soy creamer, or full-fat soy milk
- With a whisk, combine the flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a glass 2-cup measure, measure the oil. Add the eggs, and whisk to combine.
- Add the egg and oil mixture, rice milk, and Mocha Mix to the flour mixture. With an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until smooth. (Unlike wheat flour baked goods, you really need to beat GF batter until it is completely smooth, with no lumps.)
- Into an oiled and heated waffle iron, pour approximately 7/8 cup batter, and bake according to your own waffle iron’s instructions. Gluten-free waffles take a bit longer to cook than “normal” waffles. If your waffles are brown, but not crispy, bake another minute or so longer.
- Waffles may be kept warm in a 225° oven, directly on the rack, until ready to serve.
*Some of the ingredients in Mocha Mix ARE dairy-derived. My son, who has immediate asthma response to all dairy has no trouble whatsoever with Mocha Mix. However, depending on how serious your need is to be dairy-free, do use Mocha Mix with discretion.
Posted on December 30, 2008, in Celiac Disease, Christmas, Cooking/Baking/Food/Recipes, Dairy-free, GF Recipes, GFCF, GFCF Recipes, gluten-free, Holidays, The Dear Hubby, The Kids. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.