My daughter loves the American Girl dolls and has Kit Kittredge doll whose time period was during the depression. For my daughter's birthday she received a cooking apron and a Kit Cooking Studio Cookbook (thank you Auntie...it is a hit!). She has been begging to make something from her cookbook and has marked all the pages of things she wants to make. She somehow talked me into making waffles this morning from the cookbook. I make waffles frequently, at least a few times a month, but they are usually the box mix/add water version. These are definitely from scratch and was a little more labor intensive, but soooo WORTH IT!!!! After taking a bite, I totally had to take a picture and post the recipe. They were soooo good!!! We had them for breakfast and lunch, and wishing I had more batter left to have for dinner, too!
1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oats
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup oil
1) Sift into a large mixing bowl the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the oats and set aside.
2) Measure the milk, honey, and vanilla into a medium bowl. Set aside.
3) Separate egg whites and egg yolks. Let the whites drip into one small bowl and drop the yolks into another small bowl.
4) Stir the egg yolks into the milk mixture. Slowly stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir in the oil.
5) Beat the egg whites with the mixer until the whites are shiny and slightly stiff, forming soft peaks when you pull out the beaters.
6) Fold, or gently mix, the egg whites into the waffle batter. The batter will be fluffy, with some lumps of egg white.
7) Cook the waffles according the directions on your waffle maker. Serve warm with butter and syrup, or with fresh fruit and fruit syrup.
"Buffet suppers were a popular Sunday night supper, and many people served them at casual dinner parties. Waffles were topped with cheese, creamed meats, or vegetables as well as fruit, jam, whipped cream, and ice cream"