Friday, December 28, 2012

Bacon & Smoked Gouda Buttermilk Waffles

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So I was wracking my brain for dinner ideas.  I had my share of turkey, ham and beef thank you very much, along with holiday ads!!  I wanted something different, am I the only one?
I had a sweet and salty craving going so I thought to myself, "self, what about breakfast for dinner"?  *Aha*!!  That sounded so good, I literally started to salivate, no I'm not joking!!
I thought to myself, "waffles... oh and BACON"!!  I mean bacon, that is its own food group is it not?  I concur!  
Well just because I could *grin* I added some smoked Gouda cheese in there too...

I have to tell you, they were absolutely out of this world good!!
The buttermilk waffles were light and crispy, filled with crispy crumbles of bacon and that awesome smoked Gouda... 
Drizzled lovingly with pecan maple syrup.  Oh my heaven's!! 


Of course with a few burnt parts because of the cheapo waffle maker I have...
That is one of my "gadget wants".  To get a half decent waffle maker, you know maybe one of those that actually twirl, how cool is that one. Does anyone have one?  How do they work?
Oops, I digressed again!! 
Anyway, these waffles start off with a mix, which makes them even easier!


Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 -10 waffles

Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix (I used Bisquick)
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk in the house, use the 1 tbsp lemon/vinegar to 1 cup milk ratio)
4 slices bacon diced fine
2/3 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
1/8-1/4 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp reserved bacon drippings


Directions:
-Cook your bacon slices till crispy.  Dice/crumble into small pieces and set aside.

-In a medium bowl add your dry ingredients.  Mix to ensure that the bacon is evenly distributed.


-Add your buttermilk and your reserved bacon drippings.  Stir till mixed, batter will be slightly lumpy.


-Following the instructions on your waffle maker, heat accordingly.  Mine is a small cheap one, therefore, I used 1/4 cup of batter per waffle.  Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.  Take out and keep warm.  Continue making waffles till all the batter has been used.


Serve liberally drizzled with syrup and a side of bacon if desired.  
Trust me, your family will love you, you will love yourself... heck, I love you!!  It will be a love fest!! ♥





Till next time!

Dishin with Didi

13 comments :

  1. Gees, that looks good! I have to remember to pair smoked Gouda with bacon. That sounds like a wonderful combination.

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    1. Alex it really is... especially with a smidgen of smoked paprika too? Oh my goodness, that's ALL I'M SAYIN!!

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  2. YUMMY! WOW! You're blowing my diet all to pieces!!

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  3. how do you make pecan maple syrup?

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    1. Wendy a very good friend sent me the delicious bottle. You can buy it.
      DELICIOUS, I gotta tell you, I will be buying it again!!

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  4. Didi, I just have to tell you this.

    My sister in MI got her boys spam for Christmas and then set up a bar to make spam soushi (complete with some green grass she got from her local store). Although the boys are adventurous the spam soushi was bad. The boys 15, 16 and 19 are foodies.

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    1. Hahahahaaaaa, Wendy that is hysterical!!

      I don't blame the boys!! My girls are foodies too, lol!!!

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  5. YUM! Bacon is it's own food group. We were eating bacon over the holidays dipped in melted chocolate. Beleive me there is nothing better.

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    1. Hi Precious!!!
      I did try the chocolate covered bacon when I went to the food show in Ohio. I agree my friend, beyond yummy!!!

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  6. thanks for sharing..

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  7. Wow! That looks amazing!! Send some over, please!!

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