3.01.2012

Golden Goose Egg Waffles

"I want a golden goose! Gooses. Geeses. I want my geese to lay gold eggs for Easter!" whines Veruca Salt in the 1971 cult classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Mr. Wonka steadily informs her, and her enabling father, that his golden geese are not for sale. We're not Veruca Salt, and it's not Easter yet. And it's not the goose or the egg that's golden in our "Golden Goose Egg Waffles." It's the waffles!

Here's the story: Amy was sitting at her desk at school when in walked her coworker, technology diva M, who has a small farm, which includes (apparently) a goose. She said, "I have a gift for you!" and held out her hand which was completely filled by this gorgeous goose egg. Oh, the possiblities! M suggested waffles, and since she has more experience with these things, and since this is our very first goose egg, we obeyed. By the way, thanks, M!

Ooooohhh they were delicious! Crisp and golden on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside - this recipe made for eight amazing waffles. We were tempted to add to the mix (chocolate? nuts? outlandish toppings?) but in the end went with the quintessential classic - warm Vermont maple syrup made by Amy's cousins at Maplehurst Farm in Greensboro. It was the perfect way to celebrate the soon-to-start sugaring season.  


Sift together the dry ingredients





Whisk together the milk, melted butter and goose egg yolk


Mix the wet and the dry


Beat the goose egg white


Fold in the beaten egg white to make the batter


Cook using a waffle iron


Golden Goose Egg Waffles
slightly adapted from The Good Home Cookbook by Richard J. Perry
Makes 8 square waffles

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 goose egg (or 3 large eggs), separated
1 1/2 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Your favorite waffle topping



Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat it according to manufacturer's directions. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, briefly whisk together the egg yolk, milk and melted butter. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the egg mixture; mix together with a wooden spoon until well combined. Beat the egg whites until white, fluffy, and somewhat stiff, then gently fold the egg whites in with the rest of the ingredients. Once the waffle iron is hot, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of batter onto each waffle cooking area (depending on the type of waffle iron you have). Close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the outside. Continue the process until all the batter is gone, then serve waffles with your favorite topping.
"Don't care how, I want it now!"

4 comments:

Cake said...

These look so delicious! I wish my co-workers would show up with goose eggs for me. :)

yummychunklet said...

OMG, that scene is my all-time favorite scene from Willy Wonka. I'd love to throw a temper tantrum like that!

Jaime said...

Wow, I never thought to use goose eggs in waffles. Looks yummy :)

Peggy said...

These look so yummy! Perfectly golden =)