Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Christmas Treat

For my Christmas post (better late than never), I have a fantastic recipe which makes an excellent and a not-so-ordinary replacement for a typical plate of Christmas cookies to give out to friends and neighbors. Last year I gathered all necessary ingredients, assembled them in layers in cute decorated Christmas bags (you could of course use jars or whatever), printed off directions sized to fit on a business card and tied them to the bags. I even made extras to have handy when carolers and unannounced visitors came to our door. Here goes:

Cranberry Waffle Mix

1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. dried orange peel
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries (coarsely chopped)
Layer ingredients in order listed.

1 recipe Cranberry Waffle Mix
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup milk or orange juice
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 TBSP. butter, melted

Preheat waffle iron. Place contents of the waffle mix in a bowl. Stir until well blended. Whisk together buttermilk, milk (or o.j.), egg, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Stir in melted butter. Add addtional milk (or juice) 1 Tbsp. at a time if batter is too thick. Cook in waffle iron as directed.

They make very yummy waffles!! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Great Idea!! I love it. I am also excited to taste the waffles.