Blueberry Cake Waffles

As it is with most people, Christmas is always a special time in our household.  We have a lot of traditions that are sticking.  Driving to see the Christmas lights, opening one present on Christmas Eve, making homemade Christmas ornaments, baking Christmas cookies to share with loved ones, and a special breakfast on Christmas morning.

Blueberry Cake Waffles

This week my daughter and I (and my son at some points) baked and baked.  We baked (a frozen) pumpkin pie, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (my favorite!), gingerbread men (my husband’s favorite!), and these delicious blueberry cake waffles.  These waffles may just be what we need this coming Christmas morning!!  They are delicious and so very easy to make.

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The picture above is for our gingerbread recipe and not the waffle recipe.  I’m only stating this because I don’t want anyone to add molasses to their waffles.  Although, it might not be too bad! 🙂

By the way, I have to brag on Walmart Grocery!  I am in love with their drive up, pick up service.  Ordering the night before and scheduling a time to pick up is THE. BEST. THING!  It’s so nice.  I was able to stock up on all of my baking goods before our day of baking began and I didn’t even have to step foot in the store.  Even if you don’t have Walmart Grocery pick up in your area yet the Walmart baking isle is still the go-to place for all your baking needs!  It has enough Gold Medal all-purpose flour and Arm & Hammer baking soda to keep your pantry stocked till new years.  These are brands that families have trusted for over 100 years!

Blueberry Waffles

We’ve always been big waffle people since we were given a waffle iron as a wedding gift.  We used to have them regularly every week and while we’re not as consistent in making waffles these days it is still a special treat to be savored!  One trick I learned a few years back about making waffles is to let the batter rest before making.  Letting the batter rest 5 minutes between mixing and spooning it onto the griddle will make the waffles much fluffier.  Plus, what mom doesn’t need that 5 extra minutes to get juice poured, heat up the syrup, make sure you have enough clean forks (wait, is that just our family? lol), and a million other little odds and ends that moms (and dads!) do in the morning.

Blueberry Cake Waffles Recipe

Here’s what you need to make these little beauties!

Ingredients:

  • -2 Cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • -1 Cup butter milk
  • -2 Large eggs
  • -½ Cup melted butter
  • -¼ Cup sugar
  • 1½ Tsp Baking powder
  • -½ Tsp Arm & Hammer baking soda
  • -1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • -1 Cup blueberries

Directions:

  •  -Preheat the waffle maker.
  •  -Sift in a large bowl the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  •  -Add the eggs, melted butter, blueberries, sugar, and vanilla.  Mix the batter for 1 minute.
  •  -Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
  •  -Add a layer of melted butter to the waffle maker and pour the batter into it.
  •  -Cook according to the instructions of the waffle maker.
  •  -Serve with the remaining blueberries and enjoy.
  •  -Top with melted buttercream icing if you like. 🙂 That’s how I like it!
  • Blueberry Cake Waffles With Cream Cheese Icing

What are some Christmas traditions you have at your house?

Super Kid Friendly Mini Pies

My oldest daughter has been baking with me pretty much since she could toddle around the kitchen. During the holiday season when she was two years old, she would often peer up at me with her big blue eyes, sign “more, more” with her chubby toddler hands and say, “We make treats, Mommy? We make treats?” So we made treats, and have continued to bake together. She’s six years old now, and gets just as excited to bake with me now as she did as a toddler. Lucky for me, she’s a quick learner and her skill set has improved over the years, so she can do more than lick the bowl and sample the wares.

In our family, pies equal love. Therefore, mini pies equal portable, perfectly portioned love! Adorable, customizable, and mini-sized, these little pies are sure to be a hit at your next teddy bear picnic, princess tea party, or family celebration.

My little pie maker will even make a batch for guests to take home after Thanksgiving Dinner this year.

1. Assemble your supplies and ingredients. You will need a large baking pan, your favorite cookie cutters, filling of your choice, parchment paper, one egg, sugar for sprinkling, pie crusts, and a rolling pin.

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We used lemon curd and blackberry jam for the pie filling and selected a heart and a star cookie cutter.

2. Enlist the assistance of your cutest helper and put her to work!

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3. Roll out the pie crust.

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Here we rolled out the crust on parchment for easy clean-up, but rolling on a floured surface would also work fine.

4. Cut out dough with cookie cutters, ensuring you have an even number of each shape for a top and a bottom crust.

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5. Add a teaspoon full of filling in the center of half of the crusts.

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6. Add the top crust and crimp the edges together using the tines of a fork.

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7. Lightly brush the pastry surface with beaten egg.

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8. Sprinkle tops of pies with sugar.

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9. Bake 425 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

10. Cool pies on a wire rack.

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11. Enjoy!

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Apple Pizza Pie

Apple Pizza Pie! Yum!
Fall is a wonderful time of year.  It’s the time where people are picking apples and backing pies.  Welcome to the start of baking season!  Here is a recipe from Bridgford Foods to make an amazing apple pizza pie.  I think you’ll like it!!

 

Apple Pizza Pie
Recipe Type: Desser
Author: Bridgford
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Cook time:
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Serves: 8
This dessert pizza is delicious and so simple! The most time consuming part of this recipe is waiting for it to finish baking. Everything else? Easy as (pizza) pie!
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf Bridgford Frozen Ready-Dough®
  • 1 can apple pie filling of choice, 21 oz.
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Caramel ice cream topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Use the microwave thawing instructions for your dough, it takes a matter of minutes. If you don’t want to bake right away, let it sit out in a warm place, free of drafts for about 3 hours.
  2. Once your dough is pliable, form it into a ball. Flatten it slightly and roll it out on a clean, lightly floured surface. If your dough shrinks back while you are rolling, let it rest for 5 minutes and come back to it. Once it is formed into the shape of a pizza, place it on a lightly greased, 12 inch pizza pan. With the tines of a fork, prick the dough several times, covering the entire surface. This will prevent air bubbles from forming in your dough.
  3. Use the whole can of your apple pie filling spreading evenly across the pie. Then brush melted butter on the crust.
  4. In a small bowl add your oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
  5. Evenly combine ingredients until it reaches a coarse, crumbly consistency.
  6. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of your pizza.
  7. Guess what? That’s it! Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. If you choose, drizzle the top with caramel topping, using a butter knife.

For pictures of each step visit Bridgford Foods. What’s your favorite fall dessert?