Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gingerbread Waffles

Last August I went to a local beach with my daughter and other teen girls from my church. We passed by a small cafe which served Gingerbread Waffles (we also saw another cafe that served Nutella Crepes!!! It was a good day...). 

Anyway, the girls made plans to return to the cafe when they are home from college this Christmas. But I just couldn't wait and made them shortly after we returned from the beach.  I was barely able to serve them; the batter was so good!!!

Gingerbread Waffles

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, separated
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup molasses
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

        In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, mustard and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar and egg yolk until fluffy. 

        Add buttermilk, molasses and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. In a small bowl, beat egg white and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.

Top with pecans and a cinnamon or caramel syrup if desired.