So, allthough I am typically the ultimate anti-kitchen-appliance-gift-giver-and-wanting-to-receive-for-any-special-occasion person, I was quite happy that my Hubby gave me a Belgian Waffle Maker for Christmas, no less one of the rotating ones.
It is perfect! It makes the yummiest looking waffles you can imagine. I LOVE it. I have used it a few times already, trying different recipes. My absolute favorite so far is one for Buttermilk waffles. If it was me, I could make them every weekend.
But, you have to know, that it appears I am the only one with a really sweet tooth in my family.
Go figure: John will not touch anything that looks remotely like it could be called a desert (unless it has peppermint chocolate in it) and the kids prefer the no-name-brand-frozen-put-into-the-toaster-waffles. So, I happily get stuck with 90% of the waffles I make.
If you like waffles, you really have to try this recipe for some really yummy, fluffy Belgian Waffles (makes about three big ones):
1/2 cup sour creme
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup veggie oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
Mix the wet ingredients first, then add the dry ones slowly. The batter will be thick and a bit lumpy. I bake mine for between 2 min 45 sec and 3 min. I like them when they are light golden brown. And, they are super easy to freeze: just place them inbetween layers of wax paper, let them cool down and place them in ziplog bags (including the wax paper).
Top with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, etc.
PS: The girls only agreed to eating some of the waffles because it was almost lunch time and they were really, really hungry...