Waffling for Waffles

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Waffles! Waffles! Who wants waffles? Waffles are a dough-based batter that is cooked using a waffle iron to create pattern. This pattern gives waffles their unique look with little crevices through out (great for catching all that syrup!).

Waffles are often served as a breakfast food but they can be served any time of day and they can be sweet, savory and even decadent depending on what you put in the batter or on top of them. Some foods that compliment waffles are fruits (bananas and strawberries are a favorite), chocolate, whipped cream, maple syrup, and even ice cream.

In Sweden, an entire day is dedicated to this typically American breakfast food. Waffle Day is held on March 25 and people eat waffles through out the day. According to a bunch of waffle sources that cannot necessarily be relied upon, the world's largest waffle was over 3,000 square feet and existed briefly in Chicago in 1986 before it disappeared the next day.

If you are looking for something new give this Food Network recipe for Savory Sour Cream and Chive Waffles with Sausage and Lingonberry Syrup a try.


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