Kid Friendly Recipes Waffles and Whipped Cream Recipes from The Wafel Shop « Previous Next » Kim Kovelle • January 27, 2014 Add Comment Total: 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Golden and grid-like, waffles are a total treat for kids. The allure never wore off for Noah Goldsmith, founder of The Wafel Shop in Ann Arbor. "It was my breakfast of choice, for sure – starting with the frozen Eggo," he says. "It's different for kids. It comes in a fun shape." And, "It's one of those items where the parents tend to give kids a little control" on the toppings. The Wafel Shop Address: 113 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Contact: 734-369-4734 This month, Goldsmith's shop celebrates its first birthday. It serves up authentic, from-scratch Belgian Brussels waffles – and prides itself on its Liege waffles. "We're one of very few places in the Midwest to be making them," he says. "It's a sweet waffle." That's due to its star ingredient, pearl sugar, which, Goldsmith says, looks like little pieces of rock candy. The end result is dense and chewy, with a rich vanilla bean and cinnamon kick. The Wafel Shop – spelled Dutch-style – also boasts local ingredients, from produce to butter. A new PB&J waffle on the menu has jelly from Cherry Republic in Ann Arbor and Koeze peanut butter from Grand Rapids. In time for Valentine's Day, Goldsmith shared family-friendly recipes for basic waffles and homemade whipped cream. Basic Waffles Ingredients 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups whole milk 1 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (optional) Equipment Hand mixer, stand mixer or whisk Waffle iron Directions Add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder to mixing bowl. In a separate container, lightly beat eggs; then add to mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl while whipping the mixture. Continue whipping until batter is smooth and lump-free. Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Per your waffle iron's instructions, ladle-in the suggested amount of batter. Cook on medium-high (the iron shouldn't exceed 400 F). Each batch takes about 2-4 minutes, depending on iron. They'll be golden-brown when ready. Carefully remove the waffles with a non-metal spatula or utensil. Yields about 6-8 waffles. Whipped Cream Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 2 Tbsp. confectioner's (powdered) sugar Equipment Hand mixer, stand mixer or whisk Directions Pour cream into mixing bowl. Whip until it starts to thicken a bit. Add confectioner's sugar to cream. Continue whipping until you have formed soft peaks. Note: Be careful: If you over-whip, you'll end up with butter!