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...
...to 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
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.
...and you have a very happy husband.