Monday, March 29, 2010

Whole Grain Waffle Mix for Toaster Waffles (and a Waffle Iron Giveaway!)

It's Mix Monday! Just a quick reminder that anyone can get 10% off at LorAnn oil for the next month just by mentioning my name at check out. I mention that because I love LorAnn oils and flavor emulsions in my baking mixes. The flavor always stays true.
Who needs a waffle maker?! http://www.cookware.com/ is hosting a giveaway here on Chef Tess Bakeresse, and the prize will be a new Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker in Brushed Stainless - WMR-CA: ! How totally cool is that?! Y'all know how crazy I am about making whole grain wonderful goodness and this sounded perfect for those slower mornings or evenings when waffles just seem like the perfect thing to make. Waffles for dinner? Yes...we've been known to do that. When we make waffles, we make a lot...and end up freezing a good bunch of them for use later as toaster waffles. So, I thought I would pass this along to one of my sweet readers. Here's the deal, you will need to leave a comment on the blog saying you are interested in entering the contest. Second, you need to become a totally sa-weeet follower of my blog. Third, tell your friends by posting a link to this giveaway on your blog, face book or twitter. Telling your friends about my blog is like saying, "I love you". Really...as sappy as that sounds, my main goal is to make good wholesome food simple enough for everyone to make. So...on to the waffle mix.


The thing I like about this waffle mix is that it is whole grain, I use my home ground whole wheat flour, but you can use store purchased flour. The key to light lovely waffles is using cake flour. Bob's whole wheat cake flour is pretty awesome. If you don't have access to whole grain cake flour and you have a mill, use 3/4 hard white wheat and 1/4 barley groats. That will work remarkably well. The main goal is to keep this whole grain fluffy and light instead of heavy.


Fluffy Fat Free Whole Grain Waffle Mix
9 cups whole wheat cake flour
1 cup sugar or crystal fructose
1/3 cup baking powder
1 T LorAnn Buttery Sweet Dough emulsion ( it's vanilla, butter, cherry, orange and hints of spice)
4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp fresh ground cardamom
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients well, slowly drizzling the flavor emulsion into the mix and whisking well. Store in an airtight container.


To prepare:
3 cups mix
4 eggs, beat (or 1 cup "eggbeater")
1/3 cup oil (or apple sauce for fat free)
1 cup milk or soy milk
Mix until just combined. It may be a little lumpy. Bake on a waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions. Lay out on a cooling rack as they come off the waffle iron. When cooled, place a layer of plastic wrap between waffles. Transfer to a gallon size freezer bag and freeze. To use for toaster waffles, simply put frozen waffle in toaster on medium darkness and toast. Serve as you would any other toaster waffle...at home or on the run. Yield about one dozen waffles.


There you go.
Leave a comment, become a follower, and tell your friends! It's that simple to enter. Winner will be announced Friday! Good luck!

28 comments:

Shannon said...

Chef Tess, I really need this. Josh has been promising me waffles for so long now, and ours took a swan dive and is no more.......

Chef Tess said...

Shannon...you're on my list! I hope you win (but then I hope everyone could win).

MissCatChef said...

okay Steph... I've NEVER had a waffle iron!! ever! Except for when I was young and used my Mom's! I've wanted one for sooooooo long! I want this! Now... how do I share link this to my facebook page! love u steph! btw.. did I mention I REALLY NEED AND WANT THIS!!??!! LOL!
cathy meehan

GRAMEE said...

i have not had a waffle iron for 20 years i have bee serving my grand children egos.. i would totally make them waffles if i had a waffle iron.

GRAMEE said...

i don't know if my comment went through if gave me this 404 error..

will you let me know?

GRAMEE said...

i blogged and facebooked it i have 2 different groups of people who need to check it out

Jared and Christine said...

I'd love to win the waffle-maker - and I need to make a whole bunch of your mixes and foods. I think you're the best!
Christine (Cutler) Sturgeon

Connie said...

Chef Tess,
I came from Gramee's porch. How exciting to have a chance to win a waffle iron. After 37 years of marriage, my wedding present waffle iron has bit the dust! Love your recipe for the waffles too.

Lynn said...

On a side note to waffles. Have you heard of making falafel in a waffle maker? They are really good and just right to put on a pita. My son does this with hummus. We don't like to fry these, so we saw on a blog site someone used a waffle maker to cook them. Great idea.

Erica Miles said...

Ooooooohhhhhh!!!! I want a waffle iron. Is that clear enough? We love waffles for breakfast and dinner as well but I haven't made them lately because it takes so darn long. I bought a two-waffle iron at a church rummage sale years ago and that's what I've always used. May the best man win!!!

clan of the cave hair said...

JP does NOT eat pancakes! He ONLY eats waffles!!!! And therefore I would LOVE to be the winner of this totally awesome cuisinart waffle maker. Hello! CUISINART!? That's a sweet gift.

noemptychairs said...

I am definitely going to try your waffle mix. I have some basic Lorann flavors, but I see I'm going to need to branch out into some more exotic blends! I am also an RSS subsciber.

Kelly

Meadowlark said...

Enter me in... I think I already follow (or at least I follow in my feed reader) and will get off my tail and post later today.

I'm going to have to try this (once I win a waffle maker) because I am notorious for HATING waffles. They're always hard and crunchy. You had me at "fluffy".

Peace!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

I'm in! Our waffle iron is dying and my husband refuses to use it (even though I'm much more of a waffle fan, than a pancake fan).

And I am a follower!

Big D said...

My wife would love one of these...

mlebagley said...

Light and fluffy waffles...you are good for my salivary glands :)

Jeri said...

I would LOVE to win this waffle iron. the one I have now I got for my wedding, almost 12 years ago, and it has seen better days! (one leg has broken off and i have to find stuff to prop it up on...) but it works...

The Lamps Family said...

Definitely interested in the waffle iron mine is dying and Ryne says she prefers round waffles!! I will totally blog about this wonderful giveaway!!

Jenna Moulton said...

These waffles look delicious! I can't wait to try them. I would totally use a new waffle maker. Mine is slower than our family of six can handle. I think I am a follower an I will spread the word to my friends. You rock!

Erin Burch said...

Yeah! I LOVE a good waffle! It's hard to find a GOOD belgian waffle maker! Thanks Steph for the recipes! Love ya,
Erin

Verena B said...

Count us in for the giveaway too!

Heffalump said...

Waffles are lovely things, especially with ground up strawberries on the top instead of syrup!

Chef Tess said...

Got a comment from Jenny...but she left her email address, so I'm just posting a comment so she knows she's in the drawing. Thanks sweetie!

Ceri McCarron said...

Dear Chef Tess, when I make waffles I substitute part of the flour with ground up oatmeal and whole wheat flour. I would surte love a new waffle iron to make them in (-: As always, I love you rblog!

Olivia said...

Woo Hoo! Hope I win the waffle iron! And I would love it if Lynn could share her falafel on a waffle iron recipe. Thanks, Tess!

Angela said...

Sign me up! Very cool waffle iron. I'm also a blog follower and shared the giveaway on facebook, so sign me up again. :)

Lynn said...

for anyone interested, you can do a lot of things with a waffle maker. Not just waffles, even though I love waffles.
See this blog:
Waffleizer.com
some pretty funny stuff here.

Chelsea said...

It's totally awesome that you're giving away a waffle iron. I love your blog and though I haven't tried any recipes yet, I enjoy your stories.
Thank you for posting.