Thursday, December 13, 2007

The first and last

When I was little, my dad got my mom a waffle iron for Mother's Day. It was that year I learned my mother HATES getting appliances for gifts. I don't think she used that waffle iron ever. I certainly don't remember ever having waffles for breakfast. Lucky for me she's a pack rat and doesn't throw anything away.

There have been a lot of raves lately on What's Cooking for Pumpkin Waffles. I had some leftover pumpkin I wanted to use up and stole the infamous waffle iron to make them. It was my first time making waffles,a nd will likely be my last. Me and the waffle iron? We don't get along so well.

My first waffle came apart when I lifted the top. It was burnt and destroyed. Thinking firsst waffles are like first pancakes, I gave it another go. This time the batter came gushing out the sides and the waffle was still inedible. It was at this point Jon came to try to "help". His first waffle was no better than mine, but beginning with his second he began having success! The recipe claims the waffles will be a nice golden brown - boy were they right! Jon was afraid we'd burned them at first, until he tasted it and realized they were just "naturally burned colored." This entire batter made about 6 edible waffles and 1 very frustrated cook. I told Jon I was done with waffles, but he was disappointed because he liked these so much. So from now on, he's in charge of waffles in our house.

Spiced Pumpkin Waffles from Recipe Zaar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 2/3 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled


  1. I hate making waffles too! So messy!!

    Matt loves them though so just like you said.. he makes them I eat them!!

    Poor waffles look sad. Glad they were yummy though!!

  2. My little rule for gifts from husbands is "No Gifts with Cords"

    The waffles sound yummy though :)

  3. I used to love making waffles in my college dining hall -- all the great taste, none of the clean-up!

    Pumpkin waffles sound awesome!