2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
4 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tbsp. Sugar
2 large Fresh Eggs
1½ cups Warm Milk
1/3 cup Bacon Grease (see note)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 lb. Cooked Bacon, chopped (see note)
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, bacon grease and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture and combine. Don’t over mix. Using a Belgium Waffle Maker, per-heat according to product directions. Spray waffle plates with can spray and fill with a heavy half cup of batter. Continue according the product directions for cooking. Remove and repeat until you have used all of the batter. Heat oven to 200 degrees and use to hold waffles as you continue cooking them.
Note: Use the bacon grease you get from cooking the bacon needed for this recipe. If you come up a little short on amount, use melted butter to get full measurement needed.
Note: To cook bacon, place slices on a sheet pan/rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper between pan and bacon. Place in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes or until you get desired doneness. Remove bacon from pan to a paper towel covered plate or platter. Pour off bacon grease to use in waffle recipe. The parchment paper helps on clean-up of pan but does absorb some of the grease. You could put bacon on a rack in the pan and then get more bacon grease out of the process.
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