These are just too good not to share, so here they are...
Brian and Maria's Waffles
Heat waffle maker.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
zest of 1 lemon
In a separate bowl, beat until stiff (I use the Kitchen Aid):
2 egg whites
about 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries,
or mixed frozen fruit, or apples, etc.
In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, mix together:
2 cups milk
juice of 1 lemon (this will curdle the milk- not a problem)
1/4 cup canola oil or melted butter
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Whisk carefully, only until combined. Do not over-mix. Batter will have a few small lumps. Mix in fruit. Gently fold in (or whisk in), egg whites just until incorporated. Batter should be light and airy. Bake waffles as directed in the waffle maker instructions. Butter iron between waffles to prevent sticking and to make crispier waffles! Serve with real maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, etc.