You think those look good? Wait til you see how I served them…
See the little specks of cinnamon?
You guys… I did it. I gave in and bought a waffle maker. With the limited space in my kitchen and the abundance of appliances I already have, I couldn’t hold out any longer. You see, one of the hotels we stay at during our layovers gives us a free hot breakfast– waffles included. After eating their waffles twice a week, I got a little greedy and decided that I needed to have fresh waffles at home.
Half an hour of research and two day prime shipping later, this beauty arrived at my door:
I love it because it can stand upright, saving counter space and making it easy to put away. What’s even better is that I don’t even have to grease the surface prior to pouring in the batter. The waffles just pop out on their own, no residue left behind. I got it from Amazon and you can find it here: Proctor-Silex 26500Y Durable Belgian Waffle Baker. No, this isn’t an ad.. this is just a girl expressing her love for an appliance that makes her life so darn easy.
My first recipe that I chose to try out was this one from Erin’s Food Files. I have a Costco sized pack of yeast and I figured it was about time to open it up and get over my fear of those little creatures. Man, does yeast make the batter smell. The results were great, but the smell of the yeast was a bit overpowering for me. Oh well, that just means I get to experiment more with different waffle recipes!
P.S. This recipe is awesome for guests because you make it the night before and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to use the next morning. I got 5 waffles from this recipe.