Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Breakfast for dinner recipes

I am so excited to share some of my family favorites.  One of the things we do everything Thursday is have breakfast for dinner.  I try and go all out with different recipes that have become a standard with the family as well as on my catering jobs.  I do on site omelet and waffle stations that have gone over like gang busters.  The children really enjoys it as they get in the kitchen and help with dinner.  And with Mother's Day approaching, preparing this for that special Mom in your life will be like giving love a big hug!

The Ultimate Belgium Waffle- you can prepare this the night before

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 egg whites

  • Directions

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the warm milk and the melted butter. Stir in the yeast mixture, sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk alternately with the flour, ending with the flour. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks; fold into the batter. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat the waffle iron. Brush or spray with vegetable oil and spoon about 1/2 cup onto center of iron. Close the lid and bake until it stops steaming and the waffle is golden brown.   Serve immediately. Makes 8.
    Now if this is a little too involved for you,  you can use Bisquick mix according to the directions on the box, I use evaporated milk instead of whole milk and I add to taste, real vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon, I am pretty liberal with it, however as a measure, for a serving of 8, I would use 1/2 tsp ea. vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon.  Top with fresh fruits or ice cream it is sooo satifying!  My favorite syrup...Kings


    1. yummm, do you think you can coax my son into making these for me...that would be great!!

    2. Breakfast for dinner sounds wonderful! I bet my kids would love the change! I never tried making waffles from scratch, I always use Bisquick. Your recipe sounds easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!