Friday, December 31, 2010
Celebrate New Year's Morning with Eggnog Waffles Topped w/ Spiced Whipped Cream
If you're like me, you always have a lot of eggnog in the frig after all of the holiday partying is over. Don't let it go to waste! Treat yourself to these delicious eggnog waffles. These waffles were such a nice treat for our breakfast this morning. They would be perfect for an easy breakfast or brunch on New Year's day.
Even if you've promised to lose weight starting now....do yourself a favor...start tomorrow - and don't skip the spiced whipped cream and powdered sugar! It's to die for!!
Eggnog Waffles with Spiced Whipped Cream
A couple of reminders before starting the recipe:
1. Preheat your waffle maker.
2. Set a bowl, along with your mixer's whisk attachment, in the freezer to chill before beating the whipped cream.
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
2 c. eggnog
4 tbsp. oil
Sift all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and set aside.
Into a second bowl, mix eggs, eggnog and oil until well blended.
Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Follow your waffle maker's instructions for making waffles. You will end up with a beautiful stack of waffles.
With my basic waffle maker, I was able to make 12 waffles from this recipe.
Lightly sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the waffles and top with spiced whipped cream.
Spiced Whipped Cream
Remove the bowl and whisk from the freezer.
Pour 1 c. of heavy cream into the chilled bowl. Add 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 1-2 tsp nutmeg and 2 tsp powdered sugar. Whip on high until soft peaks form in the cream. I dare you to not stick your finger into the bowl over and over again!
** I recommend starting with 1 tsp. of each spice and then do a taste test to see if you like it. I tend to like a heavier spice taste than some people. If it needs more spices, add them and continue whipping until blended.**
Leftover waffles can be frozen by placing them on a baking sheet in a single layer, then placing the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are frozen. The frozen waffles can be stored in freezer bags or freezer-safe containers.
As for the leftover whipped cream......grab a spoon and dig in!! I promise not to tell!
Happy New Year to everyone in Blog Land!