Friday, February 19, 2016

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Waffles

In January Meyer lemons start popping up here and there.  These first couple months of the year can be so cold and quite dreary and I've noticed that I tend to fill our fridge with all sorts of citrus  in hopes of bringing some brightness to a rather ugh couple of months. 

These Meyer lemon waffles are one of our very favorites.  Noah and Preston top theirs with mountains of whipped cream and powdered sugar.  Stella and I love the blueberry sauce swirled into the whipped cream (It looks so pretty and purpley), and Todd is happy either way (although if he had to choose just one way, I'm pretty sure he'd side with the boys).

The last time we made these waffles, it was a Saturday morning and all three of my kiddies were in the kitchen helping.  Each had a job.  I loved hearing Stella tell Todd that she was in charge of the wet ingredients. 

It doesn't happen very often where we are all together in the kitchen making a meal together.  The kitchen tends to be more my space and often it's just easier for me make the meal by myself (less explaining and usually less mess). 

But on this particular Saturday morning, I remember feeling so grateful for these three kids of mine and for small moments in time where we are all together in one of my favorite spots (the kitchen) making and sharing a meal together. It was a reminder to invite them into this space that I love so much and hopefully pass on a part of my love for making a meal that will be shared with those you care for and love. 

Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Waffles

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest
Unsweetened whipped cream
Maple blueberry sauce
Powdered sugar
Preheat waffle iron.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.  In a small bowl combine the sugar and lemon zest.  Use your fingers to rub the zest into the sugar until it is fragrant. 

In another medium sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, melted butter, eggs, lemon sugar, and lemon juice.  Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk until ingredients are just combined, taking care to not over mix.

Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron and bake until crisp and golden brown.  Serve waffles immediately with unsweetened whipped cream, maple blueberry sauce, and a dusting of powdered sugar.  

Recipe slightly adapted from Alaska from Scratch

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