Sugar and Spice
Have a DIY holiday with batch waffles and a simple-but-delicious toppings bar.
A DIY wa le bar makes Christmas breakfast a whole lot easier.
In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups AP flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 to 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 2 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt and 1/4 cup orange zest (from about 3 oranges). In a medium bowl, whisk 2 egg yolks, 1 cup milk, ½ cup orange marmalade and 1/3 cup veg oil. Blend into flour mixture. Beat 2 egg whites to soft peaks and fold into batter. Heat and fill a waffle iron per manufacturer’s instructions. Cook to desired doneness, 3 to 5 min. Makes 5.
Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
Beat ¾ cup heavy cream with 2 tbsp dark brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Slice tops and bottoms from 2 oranges and 2 pink grapefruits. Peel fruit. Working over a bowl to collect juices, cut segments from between membranes. Stir in seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean. Season with sea salt.
Arrange 10 slices bacon on a rack over a foil-lined pan. Bake at 375° for 16 to 18 min, rotating pan halfway through. Brush with 2 tbsp maple syrup; broil about 1 min.
In a small saucepan over medium, bring ½ cup orange marmalade, 2 tbsp water, 2 tbsp spiced rum and ⅛ tsp salt to a simmer. Cook 4 min or to desired consistency. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 to ½ tsp spiced rum. Serve warm.