Monday, May 4, 2009

Serve Up Some Homemade Love & Goodness For Mom This Mother’s Day

With Chef Jim Coleman’s Fun And Easy French Toast Waffles


What would delight mom more than a homemade breakfast made with love and lots of smiles this Mother’s Day? Chef Jim Coleman’s “Easy French Toast Waffles” are as delicious to eat as they are fun to make. This easy recipe is sure to delight both the cook and the recipient with its homemade waffle goodness and French Toast origins. Created by the renowned chef Coleman in conjunction with Chef’sChoice®, a leading manufacturer of waffle makers, this wonderful recipe can be served up with love!

Inspired by the Chef’sChoice® new Belgium WafflePro® waffle maker Model 830B-SE, “Flavors of America” TV host Chef Coleman created these scrumptious waffles to share with moms everywhere. Coleman’s “Easy French Toast Waffles” is the perfect recipe to include in your culinary repertoire for anytime of the year.

Coleman’s Easy French Toast Waffles

Ingredients:

5 large Eggs 2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup Milk 1 Tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. Vanilla Extract ½ tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. Almond Extract 8 slices Challah (day-old) bread, cut 1 inch thick


In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, baking powder, sugar and salt. Transfer mixture into a 9 x 12 shallow baking pan. Cut each bread slice into 4 equally sized squares (32 pieces in all). Place bread slices into egg mixture, turning once, until well soaked.

Preheat Chef’sChoice® WafflePro, Model 830B-SE Belgian waffle iron on the Crispy Exterior/Moist Interior setting at color control 4. (For other waffle irons, follow manufacturer’s directions). Place 4 pieces (equals 1 slice) in waffle iron, one in each grid, leaving a 1 inch space in the middle and cook until the ready buzzer sounds. Serve with warm syrup and/or powdered sugar. (Or mom’s favorite topping!) Makes 8 waffles but mom probably won’t mind sharing!

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