Friday, March 30, 2012

Black Pepper Bacon Waffles

Mr. S's birthday was a little while back. I had single-handedly organized a Saturday basketball-watching party, cleaned house, and done all the preparations to make snacks. That morning, although I had also planned a little breakfast fun for just the two of us, apparently it was too much. I had a minor meltdown. No breakfast fun was had. Instead, there was huffing, puffing, and much couch sitting. Meanwhile, Mr. S went running and promised that he didn't mind one bit that he had to eat cheerios for breakfast. 

So last weekend, I redeemed myself. Since I got Ms. Joy's Book, it's all been roses and marshmallows.  (Almost)

You guys need to get this book. Seriously.

These were super easy - I could get everything ready ahead of time, mix it all together at the end, and produce a glorious comeback waffle. Hah.

Step one - cook the pepper bacon 

Step 2 - mix the drys

Step 3 - mix the wets 

Steps 4 & 5 - chop bacon, mix wets, drys, and bacon

Using my cyclopian waffle maker, I need a 1/2 c. of batter... produce beautiful waffles.

And once again, Megan triumphs!

Black Pepper Bacon Waffles
Makes 6 waffles
Adapted (barely) from Joy the Baker

For the Bacon:
6 slices thick-cut bacon
1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a lined baking sheet, lay out bacon in a row. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until brown and crispy. Allow to cool.

For the Waffles:
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
2 tbps brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
Bacon from recipe above, chopped into bite-size chunks

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, and buttermilk. 

Plug in your waffle iron and get it hot. Once you're ready to waffle - mix the wet ingredients and the chopped bacon into the large bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Lumps are totally ok. 

Put the proper amount of batter in your iron and cook till done, as your waffle iron says. Serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, a few slices of extra bacon and a barely fried egg...

...and you have a very happy husband. 

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