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by Paul Cormier, Salamanders of Kemptville

I’m a breakfast person: I love all manner of breakfasts, and Red Velvet Waffles are the kind of breakfast you might serve to family, as we all start getting together again. If you have a specialty waffle maker, that is, one that has a design to it, it’s great fun to involve the kids and grandkids. They cook up nicely, look terrific, and are very tasty, particularly if you top them with assorted goodies. My grandson Ayden likes to have cottage cheese on his waffles, and maple syrup adds that special flavour. Mind you, some nice thick whipping cream and fresh fruit work great as well for a festive occasion. A couple of nice fat sausages go nicely alongside as a meat. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Waffles

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon table salt
1 ¾ cups buttermilk
⅓ cup (5½ tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons red food coloring

Preparation:
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa in a large bowl. Beat the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and vinegar together in separate medium bowl until smooth, then stir in the red food colouring. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Cook on oiled (oil spray) waffle maker.

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