Monday, June 13, 2011

waffles and white sauce

just slicing these beauties made my mouth water

My parents took a trip to the valley this week and lookie what they brought back... yes, that's right folks, 2 right-off-the-tree, perfectly ripened by the California sun, yellow peaches.  Now to many this may be no big thing, but to this former valley girl gone so-cal girl, its a very big thing.  And because I love my family so much, I shared the deliciousness with them this morning, in the form of  "waffles with white sauce and peaches" a long standing family tradition (of course food related traditions are always the best).  Its actually a German Mennonite recipe introduced to me by my fruit farmin' grandparents (probably brought back form the old country many years ago). All I know is it was a favorite at the breakfast table in our house for sure.  And dad, the true German Mennonite, was always the one to whip it up (breakfast and sweets are his specialty- like father like daughter right?).  Almost makes me want to move back to the valley...almost.

Try it for may never use syrup again.

Mennonite White Sauce for Waffles
1 c. milk
1/3 cup sugar 
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Heat the milk slightly over medium low heat, stirring constantly. (Don't let it get too hot)
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Pour a bit (1/4 cup or so) of the warm mixture into a bowl and add the corn starch stirring with a whisk until dissolved.
Return the corstarch mixture to the warm milk and stir until thickened.
Serve hot over hot waffles with fruit or jam.


  1. my mother-in-law made this for me last year (her parents were German Mennonites!) and you're right...yummy.

  2. Don't even tease me about moving to the valley.