Tag Archives: flour

What a Wonderful Waffle World

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAFFLE!

I just wanted to get up and dance after I tasted this AWESOMEness of Waffle in my mouth.

20140207-222501.jpg

With all this COLD weather, dancing sounds like a great idea. Get the blood flowing and warm things up with a ‘Happy Dance’.

20140207-234526.jpg

First off, Waffles are my FAVORITE breakfast food. (Actually, I will eat waffles for lunch or dinner when in the mood.)

With that said, I am so excited to have made my waffle batter better than ever before.

And… I must say the technique is what makes it. The ingredients are important. But, if you don’t combine them a particular way, forget about doing the Happy dance.

Here is the base recipe I used.

The biggest thing you MUST do is separate the eggs. Yokes in one bowl and whites on another. Beat those egg whites till they are foamy white mountains.

20140208-000814.jpg

Then, Fold into your batter.

This step is HUGE. Don’t skip it. Even when you are starving and just want to get something on the plate already.

Do NOT skip beating the egg whites separately. That airy foam will make the longer wait worth it.

20140207-235904.jpg

Throw some fresh blueberries (or whatever fresh fruit on hand) and go to town.

20140208-000015.jpg

So, yummy!

The waffle had that nice crunch on the outside. Then the melt in your mouth sweet inside. Perfect.

The blueberries and maple syrup made this tasty treat complete.

————-

Are you using 100% Maple Syrup? Grade A or B?

I will discuss the differences in the next post.

🙂

————-

One more look at the deliciousness…

20140208-001736.jpg

The best PANCAKES ever!!

If you haven’t tried coconut flour in a recipe yet, try this one.

Here is the recipe link below:

Coconut Pancakes By Nourishing Days

It may take a few try’s to get it right.

This is how hers came out:

20140120-205954.jpg

20140120-210004.jpg

And, this is how mine came out:

20140120-211123.jpg

They aren’t the prettiest pancakes, but they tasted great!

——-

I am a newbie with using Coconut flour. My goal in having a healthier diet includes using coconut flour to replace the all purpose flour in recipes.

——-

With that said, there are some notable differences when you are accustomed to All Purpose flour.

1. Coconut recipes require many more eggs- so you will taste it.

2. The texture IS different. (You have to store your coconut flour correctly or you can get very grainy tasting results.
I keep my bag of coconut flour in a double ziplock bag, then place it in the back of the refrigerator. I’m not an expert, but that’s my method.)

3. You will get fuller faster. (If you normally eat 6 regular pancakes, coconut pancakes will have you full in 3 or 4. That’s what happened with us. )

4. If you don’t have the right technique, you will have to try again. (With regular pancakes, the technique isn’t so critical in your success. But, with the coconut flour pancakes, you’ve got to be ‘on point’. )

5. When you get the coconut pancakes right, you will be amazed. It will taste great and your body will feel great.

Here are some links to other articles that talk about the benefits:

Examiner -Top 5

Eating Well – Pros and Cons

Diabetic Connection – very informative plus other links

20140121-002256.jpg

These were awesome!

Please share your thoughts. If you know more about this topic, please share.

This is a wonderful journey to healthier eating…

Dough, dough dough, D’oh!

Anyone remember Homer Simpson?

20140114-172519.jpg

It’s been a long time since I’ve tried to make dough from scratch.

I gave it another attempt today…

This post gave me inspiration to try again.

Here is another link I referenced.

This is how hers came out:

20140114-172227.jpg

20140114-172234.jpg

This is mine:

20140114-172724.jpg

Not so great 😥

20140114-173226.jpg

But, I will figure it out.

Here is a little over view of each of my steps:

20140114-172604.jpg

Laurie, from Simply Scratch, gives wonderful directions and photos.

I felt like Lisa when reading and preparing to get into it…

20140114-174318.jpg

Well, I will try again soon.

Practice means success!

20140114-174508.jpg