Waffles with Strawberry syrup – not on the Egg

At my office, http://lawyersasheville.com we try to order lunch in for a staff lunch every so often.  Lately, with schedules being so busy, we have not been able to schedule one.  We decided to have a staff breakfast instead, and I volunteered to cook.

Along with some center cut bacon (I know bacon is BACON, but I kid myself by at least buying the center cut) and fresh fruit, I fixed homemade waffles with strawberry syrup.  I think they turned out to be pretty good, or maybe everybody was just being nice to me.  Try these yourself, and let me know what you think.

 Waffles

Ingredients:

  •  2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large eggs, (separate the yolks from the whites and beat the yolks)
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/8 cup vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine egg yolks, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture, stirring with a wire whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Beat the egg whites just until they form stiff peaks.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  5. Cook in a preheated waffle iron until golden.  (Do not put non-stick spray on the waffle iron.  Most manufacturers of good waffle irons say this damages the non-stick surface.  The waffles should come out without the spray, but, if you find that you need something, melt a small amount of butter and put LIGHTLY on the waffle iron.)

I want to try this one on the egg, but, unfortunately, one of the many things I do not yet have is a waffle iron to use on the egg.

No sugar added strawberry syrup

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, capped and cut into slices
  • 5  tablespoons Truvia
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Mix corn starch and Truvia.
  2. Whisk in water.
  3. Add strawberries.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Boil, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until syrup begins to thicken, whichever comes first.

Note that, depending on how juicy the strawberries are you may need more or less cornstarch, and that depending on how sweet your strawberries are, you may need more or less Truvia.

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