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January 29th, 2006

The Joy of Waffles

There are few things nicer on a Sunday morning than a nice stack of waffles (or pancakes, but I’m currently on a waffle kick) and some really good maple syrup. I’ve been experimenting and trying a lot of different types of waffles, and all of them thusfar have been really good. For the sweet tooth, chocolate chocolate chip waffles hit the spot (using cocoa powder in addition to chocolate chips). Also very good are pumpkin waffles, which use canned pumpkin and all the great spices that go with it to make something like pumpkin pie in waffle form. I’m also excited to try lemon corn waffles with a blueberry sauce, a recipe that has me drooling just thinking about it.

Waffles are tasty… that’s what there are entire houses named after them.

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday January 29, 2006 -- 10:34:22 am
But what about savoury waffles? What options are there in that arena?

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday January 29, 2006 -- 1:39:01 pm
I would LOVE some chocolate chip waffles.

Unfortunately, I have never had a good Waffle House experience.

My favorite syrup: Karo waffle and pancake syrup. Best stuff in the world.

FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday January 29, 2006 -- 10:41:10 pm
We had waffles for dinner. Sunday dinner just isn't what it used to be :)

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday January 30, 2006 -- 10:45:26 am
I like to use about 1/3 whole wheat flour in my waffles because it improves the texture. It makes them come out crispier and less chewy.

Also, I love ice cream and fresh berries on top of a waffle.

FROM: Autumn
DATE: Monday January 30, 2006 -- 5:07:37 pm
If you love waffles then you have to try this...
Get two waffles or just use one and cut it in half then you slap some good old fashioned vanilla ice-cream in the middle and make a sandwich. My dad used to get a craving for this once in a while. I have no clue as to how he came up with the idea. It gets messy but it makes one heck of a waffle.

FROM: Autumn
DATE: Monday January 30, 2006 -- 5:11:50 pm
Also, I love ice cream and fresh berries on top of a waffle.

Well... I guess that I should have read the above statement before I went all "let me tell you about waffles and Ice cream" on you.

FROM: mel
DATE: Tuesday January 31, 2006 -- 11:07:13 am
Have you ever tried making your own syrup? I don't know the exact ratio, but you use just butter, brown sugar and a little bit of water and a splash of vanilla. Melt everything together and simmer for a few minutes until it thickens up. My husband refuses to buy syrup anymore, and I must agree, it's way better than anthing I've purchased.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday January 31, 2006 -- 1:37:31 pm

What about real maple syrup? 100% amber grade A? That stuff rocks, and you only need a little compared to the globs you need of the "pancake syrup," the name of which artfully disguises that fact that it contains no maple syrup at all.

FROM: Jeani
DATE: Friday February 3, 2006 -- 12:33:25 pm
If you're not opposed to dairy products in your waffles, I have a fantastic recipe for Protein Waffles that incorporates cottage cheese. It sounds weird at first, but it makes for a slightly less sweet, more tangy batter. They're my favorite!

John July 6, 2007, 4:54 am

You’ve intrigued me with your comment about pumpkin waffles. I did a Google search and came up with a few recipes that sound very similar to a pumpkin cookie recipe that I use all the time. I must give these a try.

And to think I’d never have found this if I hadn’t searched the Daily Ping for “Waffle House” (where I’ve never had an AWFUL experience, but many have been better than others!)

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