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Friday, April 3, 2015

Waffles and Cream #French Fridays with Dorie

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Waffles and Cream: simplelivingeating.com


It was 7 am on a Saturday morning. I decided to make some of the waffles before I woke up my kids for fencing practice. I wanted to have time to "mess up" because anxiety always set in for me when I have to cook anything having to do with flour.

Dorie's recipe for "Waffles and Cream" was unlike any waffle recipe I had ever made: 9 tablespoons of butter and only 1/2 cup of flour? (Très étrange.) But I trust Dorie when it comes to baking. So I followed the recipe exactly, and I was glad that she told us not to freak out when the batter looks likes floating islands.


Waffles and Cream: simplelivingeating.com

I made two of the waffles, quickly photographed them, and then dug in. Because they had so little flour I was thrilled that my gluten free flour did not taste gritty in these waffles. They tasted normal, which is a rare experience for me these days. 

The waffles did seem very light, definitely dessert waffles, not breakfast waffles. I ate two of them, and regretted it within minutes when the butter hit me like a brick. I hate the feeling of having eaten too much of something too rich.

My kids, on the other hand, thought these waffles were magnificent. They want me to make them all the time. Warning: do not leave the batter sitting around. I should have known better because the recipe contains egg whites. The kids' waffles were tasty, but flat in comparison to the first two that I made earlier in the morning.

fencer: simplelivingeating.com

We made it to fencing practice with full bellies, mine a little fuller than I would have preferred. Having a good breakfast before fencing is very important right now, especially for my daughter who has qualified for the nationals this summer in San Jose, CA. Too bad the event isn't going to be in Southern California where more Dorista's are located. My husband used to work for a San Jose based company. He has friends out there, so he gets to bring my daughter to the tournament. Do you know the way to San Jose? For fencers it's practice. 


The recipe for Waffles and Cream can be found here. 



Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review. 

29 comments:

  1. Congrats to your daughter! What a great accomplishment.
    This definitely was not your sit around kind of batter. Glad the GF version worked out do well.

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    1. Thanks Cher,
      She is very excited. Yes, if I limit myself to one waffle I would really enjoy these.

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  2. Oh, congrats to your daughter and how exciting! I do know the way to San Jose (I was born there)! The waffles look great and I can see how the lower flour amount is perfect for GF flour. I, too, am disappointed by the grittiness that can results. Yum!

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    1. My husband says San Jose is gorgeous. What a wonderful place to grow up. My daughter is very excited to go out there. She has not traveled very much at all. They hope to get out a day early and go hiking.

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  3. Congrats to your lovely daughter! A wonderful accomplishment! So glad they enjoyed the waffles! They look great! We loved them in my house, too!

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    1. Thanks Kathy,
      It will be an exciting trip for her too. My husband knows San Jose well.

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  4. Congrats on your daugher, what a great accomplishment.
    I thought there was a typo in the book with only 1/2 cup of flour. I found the waffles to be rather greasy with all
    that butter. If I do them again it will be as a dessert. Not for tea time.

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    1. Yes, I agree definitely a dessert waffle...very rich even though they were light.

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  5. Yeah, pretty darn buttery but nobody was complaining here. Not sure I will try these again because I really only use the waffle iron as a last resort and how often does that happen?

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    1. I don't break it out very often either, but I avoid flour in general. It has been a good weight management habit.

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  6. Congrats to your daughter for making the championships. These waffles were delish - I made 4 small ones, ate 2 and froze the rest. Happy Easter.

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  7. Yeah, it's amazing how rich food does not phase the younger generation (or my hubby for that matter!). Glad this recipe worked well with your gluten free flour. And big congratulations to your daughter!

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    1. Thanks Liz,
      Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  8. I can't wait to try these. I think I'll make a mini batch if they are rich because we have only two eaters at my house. I goofed and made the cheesecake tart, which was delicious, even if it isn't Junior's. Congratulations to your daughter! Happy Easter!

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  9. The waffles look good, glad that everyone enjoyed them. Congratulations to your daughter, she looks so pretty in that
    picture. Happy Easter. Regarding your pizza gaina or pizza rustica, the basket cheese is also called Scamuchatto, or
    fresh cheese, or basket cheese. I guess it depends on the area you live in. Your pie looks great.

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    1. Happy Easter to you too Nana. Thanks for telling me the different cheese names I didn't know them. My pie is far from traditional but it is easy for a non-baker and it gives the feeling of the original.

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  10. Nice looking waffles, Diane. Glad your kids enjoyed them but, really, what's not to like about waffles. I like following your son and Julia's fencing careers. Such a neat sport for kids, I would think. After you wrote this Post I think I saw a winning photo of them posted on Facebook. I know you all are excited about the San Jose competition. A wonderful experience for her. Proud.

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    1. Thanks Mary,
      My son just changed weapons to saber so he is a year away from competition. My daughter is really working hard with foil. It would be beyond awesome if she got ranked nationally. I may have to pack some Dorie waffles for her for energy!

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  11. Those sound really good! :) We do like waffles here.

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  12. Congrats again on that wonderful fencing achievement. As I shared on Facebook, that photo of your daughter is absolutely fabulous !!! Glad you enjoyed the waffles, even if a bit much this go around, they are a keeper for sure.

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    1. Thanks so much she is really excited about going to CA. I really love the pic too.. I'm so glad there are camera bugs at the events. I always forget to take pictures.

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  13. YUM! I love butter so these sound pretty amazing. Thanks for the warning not to overeat them, though.

    Congrats to your daughter.

    ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

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    1. Thank you so much... yes, really good savor and eat just one.

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  14. Hi Diane,
    What a beautiful photo of your daughter, she is a lovely young woman. I would love to have your Waffles on Saturday morning or any morning. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks so much Miz Helen,
      We are very proud of her and are excited for the challenge of her competing nationally.

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  15. I thought it was weird too but we enjoyed the batter after we got past the thinness :)

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  16. congrats, your daughter win that game too. Lovely waffle thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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  17. Mmm waffles is a weak spot for me! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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