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Monday, January 10, 2011

Raised Waffles

These lovelies are another recipe my mother in law makes on special occasions. They are very crisp on the outside and delicate on the inside. Mouth watering & delicious!!

1/2 c. warm water
1 tsp. sugar
1 pkg. dry yeast
2 c. flour
2 c. milk, warmed
2 eggs
1/2 c. butter melted
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Use a large mixing bowl-the batter will rise to double it's original size-pour in water and sprinkle in the yeast packet. Let stand to dissolve for 5 minutes. Add the milk, butter, salt, sugar and flour to the yeast mixture and beat until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand overnight at room temperature. Just before cooking beat in the eggs and baking soda, stirring until well mixed. Cook in waffle iron and eat right away.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Celestial Eggs

For brunch on New Years Day my mother in law made this delicious egg dish. It's light and scrumptious.

10-12 Slices good quality white bread
5-6 (1 oz) wedges process Gruyere cheese, softened
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
8 eggs
2 1/2 c. light cream or half and half

Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Butter the bread on 1 side, then spread each slice with 1/2 wedge of the gruyere cheese. Cut the crust from the bread and arrange the bread to cover the bottom of the pan, cheese side up. (cut bread into smaller pieces if necessary to make them fit.)Sprinkle with some of the shredded cheese and add a second layer of the bread and cheese.

In a medium bowl whisk the eggs well, then beat in the cream or half and half. Slowly pour the mixtures over the bread thoroughly soaking the top slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least one hour or over night. Remove the foil, spoon some of the liquid back on top of the bread, bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until golden and puffy. Serve immediately, while piping hot. (Serves 8)
Salt and pepper