I thought of doing wine but waffles are just so darn good! I usually take and make a whack of them, cool them, and then freeze them in bread bags to put in the toaster for later on.
This is a basic recipe that you can add your own flavourings to. Flavourings like vanilla, almond extract, ground nuts, chocolate powder or whatever strikes your fancy.
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder (I use double action baking powder.)
1/2 tsp. sugar ( sometimes I leave it out)
3 eggs, separated
1 3/4 cups milk
6 tsp melted butter or oil (I usually do half and half because I like the flavour of butter but not the saturated fat.)
Combine the flour with the other dry goods.
Mix egg yolks with milk and melted butter. I warm the milk just slightly so the butter doesn't harden back up.
Add to the dry mixture just until moistened - they will turn out tough if you mix them too much.
Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until you get peaks but not stiff peaks.
Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Heat up the waffle iron and grease lightly.
Add batter and cook until steam has stopped coming out the sides.
Gently lift the lid - if it sticks it might need a minute more or you to loosen it manually. It should be light golden brown.
For special occasions serve with whip cream and strawberries. Otherwise, serve with some syrup and fruit.