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, onein 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 dad’s favorite topping!) Makes 8 waffles but dad probably won’t mind sharing!
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So, I have never made waffles before because I didn't have a waffle maker, until now (I was sent one to test). I expected it to make a horrible mess and after eating Eggos for years I was a bit nervous that our family wouldn't like homemade waffles.
I was wrong. The waffle maker was awesome and the waffles were yummy - way better than any frozen waffle. I loved the multi-function button on the waffle maker that allowed crispier waffles. I loved the "dummy" beep that told me the waffles were finished. I loved that there was NOTHING to clean-up!
This is how the waffle maker looked before I started cooking...
This is how it looked after all the waffles were done.
This is one setting...
This is the other.