Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fancy Mother's Day Brunch: Bacon Cheddar Waffles

Kevin's pictures are more artsy than mine.
This year, I decided to do something really special for Mother's Day. With the help of culinary partner in crime Kevin, I would create the most decadent and fancy Mother's Day Brunch in the history of women having babies. We would tackle not one, but two kinds of waffles- the desserty Choco Waffle with Raspberries and the savory Bacon Cheddar Waffle. It would be a feast to rival even our usual weekend staple breakfast tacos. We just forgot one small detail- actually having our moms there for the fanciness.

Bacon Cheddar Waffles
Adapted from
Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 waffles

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
3 large egg whites
3 large egg yolks
1 cup butter, melted (I would suggest halving this)
1 cup  buttermilk
3/4 cup club soda
non-stick vegetable oil spray
Cheddar Cheese
Eggs for poaching
Fluffy egg whited batter
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F.
  2. Fry up some bacon. Bask in the smell of bacon kitchen.
  3. Preheat the waffle iron to a very hot setting.
  4. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  5. Mix the egg yolks, melted butter, buttermilk and club soda together in a medium bowl.
  6. Beat the egg whites to medium-soft peaks.
  7. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients in with the dry ones until well mixed.
  8. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  9. Spray the waffle iron to prevent sticking.
  10. Pour batter into the iron, making sure to spread it out to the corners.
  11. Sprinkle on cheddar and bacon.
  12. Cook until crispy.
  13. Keep warm in the oven.
  14. Poach eggs.
  15. Top waffles with poached eggs and glorious mounds of additional cheese and bacon.
The waffles may have spread quite a bit in the iron. Unfortunately, I suggested we make them in my kitchen.
Prepare for a full meal from these ultra savory and rich waffles. Magically combining an entire breakfast in to convenient waffle form was a stroke of absolute genius. The bacon and cheddar really make these crispy flavorful rectangles pop, while the poached egg serves as a perfect gooey substitute for syrup. While these waffles were incredible, I would definitely recommend cutting back on some of the butter and enjoying them with a glass of orange juice to cut it somewhat. Just be prepared to be incapacitated for several hours afterwards (which conveniently meant I could do nothing else but write).
Fun fact: My mom is about as tall as one of the waffles
Stay tuned for the sweet end to our Mother's Day Brunch Bonanza- Choco Waffles.

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