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 with homemade Overnight Raised Waffles that cook up crispy and golden brown!”
To everyone else, Happy Breakfast-in-Bed Day, whatever day of the year it might be!
Breakfast in bed for someone special
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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 for these yeasted waffles sounds fancy, but the recipe is easy to follow! Simply pair these crispy waffles with fresh berries, tea-infused maple syrup, and a fragrant pot of your favorite tea for the perfect Mother’s Day treat.
Today’s tea of choice is from Plum Deluxe Tea that has an amazing variety of teas with subscription boxes and the cutest teacups ever.
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 😉
What are raised waffles?
If you haven’t had raised waffles, you are in for a real treat.
- Raised waffles are made with yeast. Make the batter the night before you want to cook the waffles so the batter rises.
- These delicious raised waffles bake up to a beautiful golden color that have a delightful crispness to them.
- The recipe uses only 1 teaspoon of sugar which helps the yeast grown, so the waffles are not very sweet
- Adding baking soda right before you cook the waffles makes them airy inside and crispy on the outside.
- These waffles hold up even with butter and maple syrup.
- Once everyone smells the wonderful yeasty aroma coming from your kitchen they will come running.
Overnight raised waffle ingredients
Your kids and hubby won’t have a problem whipping up the batter.
- Baking soda
The tea-infused maple syrup is optional but so, so good and seriously easy to make.
- Maple syrup
- Tea of your choice
How to make yeasted waffles
Step 1. 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.
The batter the night before
In a large bowl add the warm water and the yeast. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes for the yeast to dissolve.
Melt the butter and add to the yeast mixture along with the milk, flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk the ingredients to make a smooth batter.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight so it can rise. This can be kept in the fridge for 3 days.
Step 2. In the morning, heat up your waffle iron. Add beaten eggs, and the baking soda to the batter and stir until completely mixed, then you are ready to go. So easy!
Step 3. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray then pour the waffle batter onto the iron and cook until golden brown.
How to make tea-infused maple syrup
These waffles are amazing all on their own, but for some added extravagance (because you deserve it!) make some tea-infused maple syrup.
- Add your favorite tea flavor to maple syrup in a saucepan.
- Bring it to a simmer and let the flavors combine for about 10 minutes, then strain.
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
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.
Mother’s Day breakfast with homemade 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.
And, for another breakfast treat try this Raspberry Filled French Toast Roll-Ups.
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.
Recipe from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham
Overnight Raised Waffles
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Tea Infused Syrup
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons loose leaf tea you can also use a teabag
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, then spray with cooking spray
- 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.
Tea Infused Syrup
- Pour the maple syrup into a small saucepan and add the loose leaf tea or a teabag, simmer for about 10 minutes to infuse the tea. When done strain the syrup and serve warm over waffles.
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
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?
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I am sending praises to my beautiful mother who has been an inspiration to her 3 children. You are awesome!
Blessings ~ Jere’