One of the many perks of working in book publishing is the copious amounts of books acquired during the year. If I wasn't a hoarder before, I definitely am now. Every single book I see that I might someday read or someone I might know might enjoy it, I take it. Because of this, my desk shelf looks like a hurricane hit it. Although--last week I re-organized it so it looks much better! Of course my favorite books right now are cookbooks. Heidi Swanson's Near & Far is definitely one of my favorites to date. All of her recipes are so visually stunning, and usually involve unique ingredients inspired by her travels. If I were to write a cookbook someday (haha!), it would definitely strive to be similar to her style!
These whole wheat waffles were so incredible. I loved how they were light and fluffy and not too dense like other waffles I've had. Blackberries are my favorite fruit topping on pancakes and waffles, so this was such a yummy breakfast to make on Sunday morning!
We've continued to have crazy warm weather here this past week, and on Sunday it was up in the high 60s! For mid-December, this was literally record-breaking. Spotted in the city while walking by the Christmas tree stands, were children without jackets, people in tank tops, and some in shorts (!!!). I am not complaining one bit though, because I have actually been able to sport bare legs and light jackets and who knows maybe I'll get tan? If NY wants to hold off its snowstorms until after New Year's, I think she could still get in two full months of cold weather which is plenty of time to meet the winter weather quota.
Keep this up, NY, and this Texan might not ever leave!
Whole Wheat Waffles (makes approx. 10 square waffles)
adapted from Heidi Swanson's Near & Far
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 4 tbl. melted butter
- 2 eggs
Directions: Whisk together the flours, oats, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, butter, and eggs. When waffle maker is hot, combine the wet and dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Dollop batter onto waffle maker, and cook until golden and crisp. Transfer to a warm oven (200 degrees F) while the rest are cooking to keep warm. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup!