Monday, 21 September 2009

Waffles: a love/hate thing

So I started writing this post just after we got back from Belgium, then stuff happened and I've only just got around to finishing it... Normal service will be resumed shortly, thank you all for your patience and kind words.

I have something of a love/hate relationship with waffles.

This may come as something of a surprise, considering I absolutely do love them, and indeed spent most of last weekend in Belgium eating at least one waffle per day (mostly with strawberries & chocolate - yum).

Belgian waffle

But there's a reason I've never made waffles at home.

For this to make sense, you need to know that I used to work in a cafe in Oxford, where I was mostly responsible for baking - cookies, muffins, and other goodies.

Once a year, however, we served waffles. Now, waffles are lovely, but they're also about the messiest thing you could ever make. Particularly when you have to make hundreds of them in one day, having never done it before, and you don't have time to concentrate on getting waffle batter neatly from bowl to waffle-iron. I feel sticky just thinking about it.


Real Live Lesbian said...

Ok, go wash your hands! ;) Damn, that waffle looks heavenly!

Anonymous said...

Pancakes at home. Waffles at a restaurant. :)

Jeanne said...

The ice cream shops here offer waffle cones, and the waffle-makers (the machines, not the people) are always covered with extra batter in varying stages of doneness.

That's why, although I pride myself on being a grandmother extraordinaire, I do NOT have a waffle iron.

Chef E said...

I want Dutch stroupe waffles now... sticky honey gooey'ness you cannot beat, except some chocolate added!

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