Thursday, June 11, 2009

Coleman's Easy French Toast Waffle Recipe & Chef’sChoice® WafflePro Review

Father's Day is coming. What are you going to give him for breakfast? How about this?
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”
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!
From Chef'sChoice:
Prepare the worlds most delicious Belgian waffles in 90 Seconds™, with the revolutionary Chef’sChoice® WafflePro® #830. The Unique Quad® Baking System lets you select the ideal flavor, texture and color. A simple flip of a switch lets you choose either fast bake for crisper waffles with a soft, oven fresh interior, or deep bake for a more uniform texture. This professional heavy-duty unit offers “waffle ready” beeper and lights, non-stick deep channel griddle and an easy clean overflow channel. A “floating” hinge for the stainless lid assures uniform thickness and baking. With a built in cord storage compartment, this waffle maker can be efficiently stored in a space-saving upright position.

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.

In a word? YUMMY!

Do you make waffles? I didn't until now and I'm looking forward to making more on Father's Day. Want some?

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