Fat, fluffy, crispy, luscious wafflicious goodness.
I’ve never made a waffle in my life. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and I’ve made pancakes many times (I’m not very good at it), but never waffles. Considering how much I enjoy pancakes, and how rarely I make them due to the hassle and my lackluster flapjack flipping skills, it finally hit me that a waffle maker might just solve this dilemma.
I picked up this Proctor Silex Morning Baker Belgian waffle maker on Amazon. $26. Cheap. Good reviews. Sounds good to me!
LOVE it. Love it love it love it. The thing is foolproof. Perfect waffles on my first try, and virtually no clean-up. Now, THAT’S my kind of appliance!
My inaugural waffle recipe came from – guess who – my favorite vegan chef, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I used the Old Fashioned Chelsea Waffles recipe from Vegan Brunch, with whole wheat flour and maple syrup instead of barley malt syrup.
Topped with Sweet Cashew Cream (also from) – oh, the joy of that sweet scent of vanilla wafting around these waffles….
The recipes were a win. The waffle maker was a win. I’ve got so much winning going on – just call me Charlie Sheen! Or not. That man has a few issues.