Our pomegranate high continues...
We woke up to our first snow storm on Sunday. It was cold, the wind was blowing and I didn't want to get out of bed! The Saturday breakfast tradition has now become the Sunday breakfast tradition. I prefer to stay in bed while father and daughter hash it out between themselves: pancakes or waffles? How about eggs? Sunny side up or scrambled? Why don't we go out for breakfast? And it goes on. Except this last Sunday, the older party to this family tradition claimed to have severe body ache from scrambling to empty out the sprinkler system, getting up on the roof to chop branches, and shutting down the yard and preparing the house for the storm. And, yes, turning on the furnace. So I filled in rather reluctantly and struggled out of the warm embrace of my very comfortable bed to continue this family tradition.
Waffles, it was. And pomegranates on the side. Except that when I turned around to look at Medha's plate, she had meticulously filled every waffle-hole with a pomegranate aril and put some whipped cream on top. She opted not to add any maple syrup to this creation.
It looked way too yummy and I had to make my own. I didn't have the patience to fill each waffle-hole so I heaped my pomegranate seeds on top of a liberal (for me) whoosh of whipped cream.
It was excellent! The pomegranate added a sweet-tart juiciness to the waffle and the whipped cream just made it all better. I had to move quickly to take these pictures as the whipped cream was melting fast on the warm waffles. And there was an impatient set of teeth waiting to dig in.
Our favorite mix is the Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake and Waffle Mix. It has whole bunch of organic flours and sea salt with no sweetener. The texture of pancakes and waffles made with this mix is a little crumbly because of the organic corn flour it contains, and takes some getting used to. But once you are a convert, there is no going back to the regular brands. I follow the recipe for waffles that is on the packet to make crispy waffles.
Arrowhead Mills web site
Having enjoyed every bite of those unique waffles, our Indian genes reared their heads and soon we were digging into some delectable pohe sprinkled with spicy sev.
What can I tell you?! Breakfast is best when it is not sweet!