Every day you have a flight. A flight of meals that starts with breakfast. Maybe it’s a hastily consumed piece of toast as your rush out the door, or a Grande cup of caffeine, or maybe you miss out in favor of a few extra minutes of sleep.
Then there are those days when you invite over those few special people you know that are worthy of a meal eaten around your table just past dawn. Maybe it’s overnight guests, maybe it’s out of towners, maybe it’s brunch for people that you don’t see nearly enough. Breakfast people, these are the special ones.
Let’s say we started to categorize meals according to how much we like people we are willing to share them with. At the bottom of the pyramid would be the mid-day coffee meet up, then slightly more important people get a lunch date, we are more inclined to share evening drinks with people we like a bit more than the lunch set, then we have those that earn the time we can linger over dinner, but it’s the ones we share breakfast with that are the most important. Because I’ll pretty much have coffee or a beer with anyone, but if you can get me out of bed in the morning to make you breakfast, then you’re really important. But you better buy me a beer later for my trouble.
Maple Bacon Beer Waffles
- 3 eggs separated
- 150 ml 5 oz pilsner beer (can sub sparkling water)
- 360 ml 12 0z milk
- ½ cup 114g butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons 28g real maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon 4g vanilla extract
- 3 1/3 cups 400g all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon 27g cornstarch
- 1 ½ teaspoon 5g baking powder
- 1 teaspoon 5g baking soda
- 1 teaspoon 6g salt
- 1/4 cup 50g sugar, plus 2 tablespoon for egg whites
- 4 strips bacon cooked and chopped
- Set out three medium mixing bowls.
- Add the egg whites to one bowl, yolks to another.
- Add the beer, milk, melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla to the yolks, beat until well combined, light and fluffy.
- In the third bowl (make sure this is the largest bowl, all ingredients will end up in this bowl) stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, bacon, and ¼ cup sugar.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the yolk mixture, stir until well combined.
- Gently fold in the egg whites. Cook in your waffle iron according to manufactures specifications (make sure to use cooking spray or melted butter if indicated).