Donut waffles are worth waking up early for. Few things are. I wake up early because I have to, because Christian surfs in the morning and I have small children to tend to. I do an exceptional job at tending them, feeding them cold cereal and nothing more. At best I'll make a real breakfast once a year, Father's day usually because Christian loves a good breakfast and I love Christian.
I used to think that I was the norm and that most people couldn't care less about breakfast. But no, I am definitely the exception. People love breakfast, specially little people.
My kids are in heaven. My kids who are used to only eating cold cereal are now getting donut waffles for breakfast among other more elaborate breakfast dishes that involve more ingredients than just cold cereal and milk.
I'm also in heaven.
I get to wake up to good breakfast and a house full of beautiful happy kids.
Mariko from the little foodie came over and made enough donut waffles to feed a small army.
She's so the champ!
The recipe below is adapted from Eat my Cake now.
Just out of curiosity what's your favorite breakfast food?
- 3 cups all-purpose
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot milk
- 2 tablespoons yeast
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- Whisk the milk and yeast together in a large bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes.
- In another bowl mix the flour and salt.
- In a smaller bowl whisk together the eggs and the vanilla and then stir the egg mixture into the yeast followed by the flour mixture.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes. The mixture will be thick and elastic.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy then stir into the dough and mix well.
- Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.
- Heat waffle iron.
- When the iron is hot scoop batter into the grid cook according to the instructions from your waffle iron.