BELGIAN WAFFLE LAZY SUNDAY MORNING
The history of waffles can be traced back to ancient Greece, where they were known as "obelios" and were typically eaten as a dessert. Over time, waffles became popular throughout Europe, and by the 1600s, waffle irons were being used to cook them in Belgium. It wasn't until the 1800s, however, that waffles became a staple breakfast food in the United States.
Today, waffles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be made with a wide range of ingredients. From classic buttermilk waffles to more unique options like chocolate chip or pumpkin, there's a waffle recipe out there for everyone.
But what makes waffles such a perfect lazy Sunday morning food? For one, they're easy to make. With a few basic ingredients and a waffle maker, you can whip up a batch of waffles in no time. And since waffles can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer, they're a great option for meal prepping or busy mornings.
Another great thing about waffles is their versatility. While classic toppings like syrup and butter are always a crowd-pleaser, you can get creative with your waffle toppings to switch things up. Try adding fresh fruit, whipped cream, or even savory toppings like bacon and eggs.
Of course, to make the perfect waffle, you'll need a good waffle maker. Look for one with adjustable temperature settings, non-stick coating, and easy-to-clean plates. Some waffle makers even come with interchangeable plates, allowing you to make waffles in different shapes and sizes.
When it comes to making waffles, the key is in the batter. While there are countless waffle recipes, most consist of flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, milk and butter. But don't be afraid to experiment with different ingredients - you never know what delicious creation might come out of it.
If you want to take your waffles to the next level, try some of these creative waffle recipes:
- Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Frosting: these waffles are perfect for a special occasion or vacation breakfast. The bright red color comes from a combination of cocoa powder and red food coloring, and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect icing on the cake.
- Churro Waffles: If you love the sweet cinnamon-sugar taste of churros, you'll love these waffles. They're made with a cinnamon flavored batter and topped with a homemade cinnamon sugar syrup.
- Bacon and cheddar waffles: For a savory twist on waffles, try adding bacon and cheddar cheese to the batter. Serve these waffles with a dollop of sour cream or a drizzle of hot sauce.
- Matcha waffles with black sesame whipped cream: If you're a fan of matcha green tea, these waffles are a must-try. The batter is infused with matcha powder and topped with a fluffy whipped cream made with black sesame paste.