New/Old Waffle Iron

After attending the Bonnie Hunter quilting workshop in Indy on Friday, August 14, I drove over to Illinois to visit my daughter. She was recently married (Have I mentioned the Double Wedding Ring quilt? I really should post that.), and my new son-in-law. He decided he did not need this vintage (uh-hum) waffle iron since they now have duplicates of several small appliances. So, I took it home Monday (a mere 10 hour drive). It needed a little TLC with the old reliable bottle of Fantastik, but cleaned up nicely.

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It has removable plates, one side for waffles and the other for grilling sandwiches, aka, panninis.

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All set to go

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I plugged her in, and despite a bit of smoking and smelliness, she seemed to fire up and heat up quite well.
I prepared my standard waffle batter from ye olde Betty Crocker Cookbook (a wedding present from 37 years ago, how time flies!)
The dry ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour (Betty C used white flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

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The wet ingredients:
2 cups buttermilk (I used two cups yogurt/milk mixture this time, since that is what was on hand.)
2 eggs
3/8 cup oil

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Stir that all together, PAM up the griddle, and pour onto the hot griddle. I found that you really need to spread the batter out to the edges on this griddle or you get cornerless waffles:

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I had the iron set to the “dark” setting and let the waffles cook for precisely 3.5 minutes, et voila!

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This recipe made six complete waffles. Here you see only four because my husband and I ate two for breakfast. They were golden brown and delicious with real butter and maple syrup. Sorry, dear son-in-law, but you cannot have this one back!

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One Response to New/Old Waffle Iron

  1. Sparks says:

    Awesome! If you can squeeze a dozen sausages in there, I will be impressed.

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