Saturday, 11 May 2013

Breakfast for Dinner - Waffles & Blancmange

My father in law, Papa Ladybug, is a pro at breakfast for dinner and Daddy Ladybug has insisted that we keep the tradition alive. We often have it when we don't know what to make or really need to go shopping. It's also a great brunch dish. Our favourite is Waffles & Blancmange.

Whole Wheat Waffles

3 & 1/2 cups Milk
1 cup Cooking Oil
4 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
3 & 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Mix wet ingredients, mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir together until moist (still lumpy). Let sit for 15 minutes. Cook according to waffle maker instructions. Serves 6-8. These waffles will freeze well, just pop in the toaster when ready to use.

Blancmange is a vanilla pudding that our family loves to have hot as a sauce for waffles. It is also great poured into moulds and served cold.

Microwave Blancmange

4 cups Milk (the more fat the better it sets)
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Cornstarch
1/4 cup Water
2 tsp Vanilla

In a large bowl, cook the milk in the microwave for 10 minutes (or until a skin forms on top). In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water to make a paste. Add to milk with sugar & salt. Stir well and microwave for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add vanilla, stir well and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm over waffles as a sauce with berries or fruit sauce or pour into moulds and chill for pudding. The sauce does not freeze well.


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