Happy Mother’s Day to all of you awesome moms who work in and out of the home, taking care of children, husbands, parents, and bosses. And Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful grandmother’s who have had the joy of raising several generations. Let’s celebrate!
I love tea and am so happy to be in partnership with Plum Deluxe Tea for this blog post.
To everyone else, Happy Breakfast-in-Bed Day, whatever day of the year it might be!
~Breakfast in bed for someone special ~
As all mothers know, we seldom take the time to care for ourselves and do something nice for us. I think on Mother’s Day you should be pampered and your day should start with a delicious breakfast in bed. Don’t you agree?
Of course, for you to be served breakfast in bed, someone else in your family will need to make it for you. But don’t worry! The recipe sounds fancy, but is easy to follow! Simply pair these Crispy Golden Brown Raised Waffles with fresh berries, tea-infused maple syrup and a fragrant pot of your favorite tea for the perfect Mother’s Day treat.
Moms, if need be, start dropping hints now by leaving this recipe lying around the house. For instance, I posted it on my blog where my kids are sure to see it.
Kids, you know what to do 😉
If you haven’t had raised waffles, you are in for a real treat. These delicious yeasty waffles bake up to a beautiful golden color that have a delightful crispness to them. The inside is soft and moist. The waffles are not too sweet and stay crispy even with butter and maple syrup.
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The ingredients to make these waffles are simple: flour, yeast, butter, milk, and eggs. Your kids and hubby won’t have a problem whipping up the batter.
To make raised waffles, you need to start the batter the night before so it can raise (like I said, start dropping those hints now if your family are procrastinators like mine). The batter will double in size so make sure to mix it in a large bowl. In the morning, heat up your waffle iron, add beaten eggs and some baking soda to the batter, and you are ready to go.
If you are getting breakfast in bed, be prepared to wake up to the wonderful, yeasty aroma as the waffles cook up crispy and golden. If you’re making them yourself, you still get to benefit from the smell of fresh waffles wafting through your kitchen. You’re welcome.
These waffles are amazing all on their own, but for some added extravagance (because you deserve it!) scroll past the waffle to find out how to make tea-infused maple syrup.
Recipe from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook
Crispy Golden Brown Raised Waffles
Making the waffle batter
- In a large bowl add the water then sprinkle in the yeast. Stir and let the yeast dissolve for about 5 minutes.
- Add the milk, melted butter, flour, sugar and salt to the yeast mixture. Whisk ingredients to make a smooth batter. This mixture will double in size so make sure your bowl is big enough for the batter to rise.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight or up to three days.
- When ready make, heat the waffle iron.
- Add the beaten eggs and baking soda to the batter and mix to completely combine.
- Pour the recommended amount of batter onto the waffle iron and cook to a golden brown with crispy exteriors.
Did you know you can infuse maple syrup with different flavors? Just add your favorite flavor to the maple syrup in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer and let the flavors combine for about 10 minutes, then strain.
Since we are advocating for all moms to enjoy a glorious breakfast in bed, I thought it would be appropriate to serve a pot of Breakfast In Bed Black Tea from Plum Deluxe Tea Company and infuse the maple syrup with the tea.
If you love tea the Breakfast In Bed Black Tea is a deeply flavored black tea with blackberry and hazelnut, and a hint of vanilla that makes a tasty cup of tea you will enjoy. And, who can resist the beautiful blue cornflower petals?
~Try infusing maple syrup with these flavors for something different ~
- Vanilla bean gives a sweet, woody flavor
- Orange peels add a wonderful citrus flavor
- Cinnamon or cardamom infuse a bit of spice
- Different types of tea impart a subtle flavor
- Slices of ginger give the syrup some zing
Crispy Golden Brown Raised Waffles
For breakfast in bed find a pretty tray that will hold your plate, syrup, tea and a pretty vase of flowers. Set your Mother’s Day cards on the tray along with her little gift of a new tea to drink. Present this feast to the best mom in the world.
Drinking tea is a big part of my day and finding foods that I like to pair with my favorite tea means understanding both the foods and teas flavors. Here is my last tea pairing you might like to read.
Items you might like for serving these waffles.
I am still using my favorite square waffle iron. I love getting four waffles at once. My white serving tray is in constant use for serving food and my favorite Birdy Tea Pot holds the perfect amount of tea. Lastly, you gotta have yeast.
I am sending praises to my beautiful mother who has been an inspiration to her 3 children. You are awesome!
Blessings ~ Jere’