Monday, 25 October 2010

Blueberry waffles

For Labour Day I decided there was no better way to relax than to munch on a blueberry waffle breakfast! So I hunted down this recipe from About.com. Unfortunately I had to change it around a little after I realised halfway through it said 'separate the eggs'. Whoops! I had already beaten them together...

The result was actually really, really good! The batter was thick, not fluffy like it probably should have been. But the blueberries cooked perfectly and the recipe made waaay more than 6 waffles (see Waffle tower below).

Basically making this recipe was really easy to make, so easy in fact that even in my half asleep state and egg mishap aside it still turned out delicious!

Blueberry Waffles: 

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed

 Preparation:

(This is What the recipe said to do.)

In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; set aside. Beat egg yolks; add milk and melted butter. Sift dry ingredients together; add egg yolk mixture and mix until smooth and fold in blueberries. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Bake in a hot waffle iron.

Makes about 6 blueberry waffles.
(This is what I actually did)
Best eggs together, add milk, melted butter and whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients, beat until smooth. Pour into a hot waffle iron about 2 large tablespoons, wait 2-3 mins until cooked. Serve with maple syrup:-)

Makes more like 11 waffles!



Monday, 18 October 2010

Be thankful

Today I have been reading my usual favourite blogs and catching up on my online life when I stumbled upon this very inspiring little piece of writing which I thought I would share.


Be Thankful
~ Author Unknown ~ 
 
Thanks for not having
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Thanks for lacking knowledge
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn. 

Thanks for difficult times
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Thanks for limitations
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Thanks for challenges
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character. 

Thanks for mistakes made
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Thanks for exhaustion
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made the effort. 

Thanks for setbacks
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Thanks for troubles
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

The last 2 weeks have been probably been the hardest 2 weeks of my life but now that I'm starting to get better I've realised two very important things.There are always people who love and care for you even if you don't know it and its those people will always be there for you no matter what! If you take a deep breath and look around you there are so many little things that can help you get through.

When flicking though the pages of one of my mum's favourite recipe books (Jo Seagars " You shouldn't have gone to so much trouble Darling"). I found this picture, which she hangs in her kitchen.

It says "If you cant get to sleep try counting your blessing instead of sheep."


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