Waffles with raspberry and maple syrup

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Happy Father’s day to all those fathers out there!  We have a tradition that whenever it’s mothers day or father’s day, my kids would make breakfast in bed.  When my husbands help them it is usually just two sunny side eyes and a happy smile with ketchup. So, the two yolks are the eyes.  It was really sweet.  Well, today, I am helping them, so he is getting the deluxe:  traditional two sunny eyed eggs with smiley ketchup mouth, homemade waffles, guava juice, and fresh rambutan fruit.  My daughter got out the breakfast tray and tried to fit them in.  It is a nice tradition that was started when they were 2 years old.  She remembers it as soon as she woke up this morning and exclaimed to her younger brother ” It’s father’s day, Lets surprise daddy with breakfast in bed”  It made my heart swell up to hear that.   So, breakfast in bread with waffles and raspberries is a red cherry on top to start off a perfect father’s day.

Waffles recipe: (source: Emeril)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick cooking spray, optional
  • Strawberry Syrup, recipe follows


Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Into a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have turned a pale yellow. Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract and whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture to the egg-milk mixture and whisk just until blended. Do not overmix. In a third bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter, being careful not to overmix. Coat the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray, if required, and pour enough batter in the iron to just cover the waffle grid. Close and cook as per the manufacturer’s instructions until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. (Do not open the waffle iron for at least 1 minute.) Repeat with the remaining batter.

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