Off The Counter: Waffles Of Insane Greatness

We had a wonderful weekend with family and friends complete with lots of yummy food.  One of our favorite breakfast activities when hosting overnight guests is to make waffles and cottage cheese pancakes.  The waffle recipe is literally titled:  Waffles Of Insane Greatness for good reason.  They are perfect every time, a little crisp, light and tasty.  Our other favorite breakfast treat is to be found at the back of  Trader Joe's Buttermilk Pancake Mix box:  lemony cottage cheese  pancakes.  These lovelies are creamy on the inside, toasty on the outside and so lemony fresh.  We serve them with fruit, yogurt and honey.

What are some of your go-to recipes when hosting overnight guests?

Waffles Of Insane Greatness

Ingredients: ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup cornstarch ½ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1½ tsp. sugar 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk ½ cup buttermilk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten ¾ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Whisk together to blend.  In another mixing bowl, beat together the whole milk, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients in the bowl and whisk until incorporated and very few lumps remain.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron.  Fill waffle wells and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Cook until crisp and golden.  Serve immediately.