Evil Plotbunny (hhertzof) wrote,
Evil Plotbunny
hhertzof

  • Mood:

Recipes: Gingerbread waffles and other nommies

This came up in Yulechat. I don't make it often because I really can't tolerate that much gingerbread at one time. It's a recipe that would be better for more than a single person, I think. And since I'm posting breakfast fare, I thought I'd post my favorite recipes for Pancakes, waffles and (American) biscuits.

Measurements are American. I've had too little sleep to do the math conversions tonight. Google will do them for you. should you need them. The flour in these recipes is plain flour, with leavening agents added separately. If you use self-rising (raising?) adjust accordingly. If you have any questions about ingredients, please ask in the comments.

First three recipes are from The Complete Book of Home Baking by Ann Seranne (1950), the last originally came from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook edited by Dorothy B. Marsh (1963) but I've altered it slightly and I don't have the book handy, so I can't check the title.

I've not given yields for the waffle recipes because waffle irons vary.



Gingerbread Waffles

1/3 c. butter
1 c. molasses
2 eggs, separated
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sour milk or buttermilk

Cream butter and molasses until smooth and well blended.
Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each.
Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with sour milk.
Beat mixture until smooth.
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Bake in a hot buttered waffle iron (according to your waffle iron's directions).
Nom.



Plain Waffles

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs separated
1 1/4 cup milk
5 tbsp melted shortening (I use butter)

Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl.
Beat egg yolks in separate bowl.
Mix into a light batter with the egg yolks and the milk.
Stir in melted shortening
Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
Bake in a waffle iron according to your iron's directions.
NomNom


Biscuits (American style)

Makes about 8 biscuits.

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
6 tbsp shortening (I use butter)
2/3 c. milk

Preheat oven to 450F
Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl
Add shortening. Cut it lightly into flour mixture using a pastry blender, 2 knives or your fingertips (like pie crust, you want to keep the shortening cold)
Mix in the milk gradually until a soft dough is formed. Too much milk means sticky dough and is only good for drop biscuits. Too little milk and the biscuits will be tough.
Place the dough in a mound on a lightly floured board.
Knead gently for about 30 seconds. Handle lightly. Too much kneading will toughen the biscuits.
Roll out dough with a floured rolling pin. 1/2 in. thick for thin, crusty biscuits or 1 in. thick for thick, soft biscuits.
Cut with a floured biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet
Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
OmNomNom

For Drop biscuits, increase the milk to 1 c. and drop from a spoon onto baking sheet. Bake as directed above.



Pancakes
Makes ~6 pancakes

1 c. flour (the recipe calls for 1 1/4 c. but I like thinner/lighter pancakes)
2. tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder (I usually use a tbsp (3 tsp) and measure by eye)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 1/4 c. milk (I''ll sometimes use milk that's gone sour and add 1/2 tsp. baking soda to balance it out)
3 tbsp melted butter

Mix dry ingredients.
Beat egg and milk together in another bowl.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the liquids, mixing gently with a wooden spoon as you go. You don't want to overmix and it's okay if there are still lumps.
Slowly add the melted butter, mixing gently.
Heat griddle to 350% or frying pan on medium. Grease lightly, if not non-stick.
I use a ladle to measure out 1/2 cup portions. Pour onto griddle. Cook until lightly browned on first side and then flip. Flipping more than once = tough pancakes.
OmNomNommy!
Tags: cookery
Subscribe

  • Trope Bingo & Other things

    I've followed the herd again and signed up for a Trope bingo card. I've got some plotbunnies but haven't quite decided what I'm going to write.…

  • This and that

    custardpringle has finally posted the Lord Peter Wimsey casefic she's been teasing me with for ages. It involves Hilary Thorpe and St.…

  • Brief Update and Fic Recs

    Did I forget to mention I was going away? I am currently in Albuquerque visiting my parents. We just got back from a road trip to the Grand Canyon…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 17 comments

  • Trope Bingo & Other things

    I've followed the herd again and signed up for a Trope bingo card. I've got some plotbunnies but haven't quite decided what I'm going to write.…

  • This and that

    custardpringle has finally posted the Lord Peter Wimsey casefic she's been teasing me with for ages. It involves Hilary Thorpe and St.…

  • Brief Update and Fic Recs

    Did I forget to mention I was going away? I am currently in Albuquerque visiting my parents. We just got back from a road trip to the Grand Canyon…