Sunday, April 1, 2012

RECIPE: Pumpkin Waffles & Buttermilk Syrup

Today Scott was telling Sydney to clean up some papers all over her bedroom floor. Syd was whining about having to clean.

Scott: "Well, maybe we should just make you our own Cinderella."
Syd: "Dad, we already have a Cinderella. It's mom."

Oh, the sad, sad truth of my life some days.

On to better & brighter topics, for dinner we had some AMAZING pumpkin waffles with the tastiest buttermilk syrup I've ever had. This ain't a diet recipe my friends, but it sure is tasty.


Combine dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 TB baking powder
1 TB cinnamon
1 TB sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Mix the wet ingredients:
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup margarine - softened
1 TB vanilla
4 egg yolks (save the whites in a different bowl for adding to the mix later)

Mix all this with the dry flour mixture.

Beat egg whites into stiff peaks & fold into pumpkin mixture.

Cool in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight (tonight my mom-in-law mentioned that she heard this isn't necessary but I have heard of a couple recipes for pancakes that have you put the batter in the fridge for an hour or so before cooking)

Then make them!


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup butter
1 TB light corn syrup

Put it all in a pan over medium heat & wisk until melted and smooth.

Take off the heat & then add:
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 TB vanilla

And wisk (warning: I wasn't prepared for the baking soda to like expand the whole syupr mixture so it boiled over my small pan. It wasn't a ton but make sure you have space for the baking soda to puff everything up)

Eat up & enjoy! Like I said it's got all sorts of fatty/sugary ingredients but it's worth that step closer to a heart attack- it's THAT good.


Em and Russ said...

This is my ALL Time Favorite recipe!!!! We only make it for special occasions, but we all like our plates clean when we are done!

Eva Lavelle said...

Ahhhh the truth about the Cinderella are the maid :(

Love your recipe but dont think I will try it. The last thing my bottom needs is some super awesome (not so good for me) goodies for me to cook!!

Marlena said...

YUMM!! I need to make this soon!!! :)