Sunday morning meant my dad was making waffles. Bigger-than-your-plate, square waffles. For 6 year old me, it was no more than a vehicle to transport as much syrup as possible into my mouth.
Get a good sugar buzz going, then go to Sunday school. I tried to find a picture of waffle day in the Martin house, but I couldn’t find one, so here’s a picture of my cat.
Anyway, what brought waffles and these memories to mind was my boyfriend and I made waffles this past Monday for breakfast. He had received a brand new waffle maker for free with his patio furniture.
(It was a Craigslist purchase. That should be enough to explain the odd combination of patio furniture and waffles.)
Nothing like a new waffle maker to make you want waffles.
My first attempt was blueberry waffles, but they didn’t brown like I wanted. I went with flavors that won’t produce as much steam, vanilla spice. Fall is just around the corner might as well start with warm, round flavors like vanilla and honey. Plus, my former roommate left a ton of imitation vanilla flavoring behind and I’m not one to waste things.
2 cups Flour
4 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Clove
1/2 tsp Salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tbsp of vanilla
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, spices and salt together.
Mix eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla and add to flour mixture
Stir until flour mixture is moistened (there will be lumps)
Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto a preheated waffle iron (I found that it was better to help the batter disperse along the bottom plate. It cooks more evenly, and as an added bonus, makes a pretty waffle.)
Cook until golden brown (actual time depends on your waffle iron, mine took about 5-7 mins on a medium setting)
Serve immediately or let them cool then store them in the freezer for later
1/4 cup Butter; softened
1 Tbsp Honey
Mix until combined