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Waffles Benedict

The entire premise of this blog is that I don’t help cook, but still get to eat. It’s super convenient for me because I have an excuse to say, “Oh sorry, no I can’t help you stir that right now, I’m writing down what you’re doing for the blog and I can’t miss a step.” Not that I ever really need to use that excuse, Steven Michael really is a one man show in the kitchen. I just sit in the dining room to keep him company and talk about our days while he works. We stay connected while he does what he loves and I wait in anticipation of doing what I love, eating.

However, when Steven Michael made these amazing Waffles Benedict, we didn’t follow our usual formula. So, for today only this will not be Feet Up In the Dining Room, it will be Asleep Upstairs In the Bedroom. That’s right, not only did I not help with the cooking, I didn’t even provide companionship. What a jerk. While I was drooling onto my satin pillow (gotta keep my curls looking fresh), Steven Michael ran 14 miles, went grocery shopping, and cooked a fantastic breakfast. I came downstairs just in time to take the last waffle out of the waffle iron and stuff my face with carby, buttery goodness. HOME RUN.

Steven Michael makes the best waffles. When we moved into our house a few years ago, we were trying to come up with new holiday traditions for our little family. That year, Santa brought us a new waffle iron so we could have Christmas morning waffles (if you’re in the market, I hear Santa shops at Kohls). That was when his Buttermilk Waffle recipe was born. A few months later, he decided to kick it up a notch by topping them with eggs and a delicious hollandaise sauce. For real, who doesn’t love a good benedict?

This morning was absolutely glorious. I got to sleep in and wake up to a truly drool worthy breakfast just waiting for me downstairs, and I didn’t even have to put on pants to enjoy it! I don’t take for granted how lucky I am to have such a thoughtful and talented husband in Steven Michael. We had what would have normally been our cooking time chat while eating, (it’s important to stay connected even when we’re not following our regular routine) and when we were stuffed to the brim, I did the dishes because I’m not a complete a-hole. It’s a give and take, and it works for us.

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Waffles Benedict - Our delicious take on a breakfast favorite!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Buttermilk Waffles
 4.75 oz All Purpose Flour
 4.75 oz Whole Wheat Flour
 ½ tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 1 tsp Salt
 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
 3 Beaten Eggs
 4 oz Melted Butter
 16 oz Buttermilk - at room temperature
Hollandaise Sauce
 1 stick Salted Butter
 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
 2 Egg Yolks
 1 tsp Salt - to taste
Eggs
 8 Eggs
 Chopped Chives for Garnish

Buttermilk Waffles
1

Use a scale to measure all of the dry ingredients and put them in a bowl.

2

Whisk melted butter and eggs together in a large bowl, then add the buttermilk.

3

Add in the dry ingredients and gently fold together until combined.

4

Let mixture rest for 15 minutes.

5

Our waffle iron takes about 1 cup of batter per waffle, but look at the instructions for your specific waffle iron and adjust as needed. We cook ours on high to get a crispy, dark waffle.

Hollandaise Sauce
6

Slowly melt the butter. This is done slowly to not allow the butter to separate. We do this using about 10 second shots in the microwave.

7

Wisk the lemon juice and egg yolks in a bowl.

8

Very slowly, add the butter to the lemon juice and egg yolk mixture while actively whisking. The butter will be hot, so you have to add it in gradually to not cook the eggs.

9

Add the salt to taste (1/4 - 3/4 tsp), and whisk rapidly until opaque.

10

Cook in the microwave for 10 seconds. This is just a precaution to kill bacteria, DO NOT COOK THE SAUCE.

Eggs
11

Cook two eggs Sunny-Side-Up seasoned with a little bit of salt and pepper per person.

Building Your Waffles
12

Using the waffle as a base, put two eggs and hollandaise sauce on each then garnish with chopped chives.

13

If you like meat, you can add bacon under the eggs when building your Waffle Benedict. Steven Michael used turkey bacon on his and it was delicious! Make sure to throw it in early enough so it's done when everything else is.

Ingredients

Buttermilk Waffles
 4.75 oz All Purpose Flour
 4.75 oz Whole Wheat Flour
 ½ tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 1 tsp Salt
 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
 3 Beaten Eggs
 4 oz Melted Butter
 16 oz Buttermilk - at room temperature
Hollandaise Sauce
 1 stick Salted Butter
 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
 2 Egg Yolks
 1 tsp Salt - to taste
Eggs
 8 Eggs
 Chopped Chives for Garnish

Directions

Buttermilk Waffles
1

Use a scale to measure all of the dry ingredients and put them in a bowl.

2

Whisk melted butter and eggs together in a large bowl, then add the buttermilk.

3

Add in the dry ingredients and gently fold together until combined.

4

Let mixture rest for 15 minutes.

5

Our waffle iron takes about 1 cup of batter per waffle, but look at the instructions for your specific waffle iron and adjust as needed. We cook ours on high to get a crispy, dark waffle.

Hollandaise Sauce
6

Slowly melt the butter. This is done slowly to not allow the butter to separate. We do this using about 10 second shots in the microwave.

7

Wisk the lemon juice and egg yolks in a bowl.

8

Very slowly, add the butter to the lemon juice and egg yolk mixture while actively whisking. The butter will be hot, so you have to add it in gradually to not cook the eggs.

9

Add the salt to taste (1/4 - 3/4 tsp), and whisk rapidly until opaque.

10

Cook in the microwave for 10 seconds. This is just a precaution to kill bacteria, DO NOT COOK THE SAUCE.

Eggs
11

Cook two eggs Sunny-Side-Up seasoned with a little bit of salt and pepper per person.

Building Your Waffles
12

Using the waffle as a base, put two eggs and hollandaise sauce on each then garnish with chopped chives.

13

If you like meat, you can add bacon under the eggs when building your Waffle Benedict. Steven Michael used turkey bacon on his and it was delicious! Make sure to throw it in early enough so it's done when everything else is.

Waffles Benedict

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