So my old waffle iron died and I went to look for a new one. But all I could find are ones that make those "deep-dish" style Belgian waffles.
I don't want those. I want old-school waffles! Flatter, moister, tastier.
Let' be clear here about our terminology. Below are what I consider "old school waffles." The kind my now-defunct Black Angus waffle-maker used to
churn out. Back before about 1980 or so, this is what "waffles" generally were, at least in my experience growing up in the US:
Note the square shape, flexible and pliant texture, and shallow indentations.
Nowadays, when you order waffles in a restaurant or go to look for a waffle iron, this is what seems to be available:
These are so-called "Belgian waffles." Note the larger, deeper indentations, round contour, and crispy, non-pliant texture.
Now, I hope you will pardon me if you are Belgian or whatever and your national heritage is all wrapped up in the latter style of waffles, but I am
sick of these and I want the old-school waffles back! Where did they go? The taste of my childhood: Now obsolete! Sure, you can still get Eggo
waffles, which are closer to the old style, but that's hardly a substitute for home-made old-school waffles, now is it! Is nothing sacred???
At least Joni understands how I feel:
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Originally posted by incoserv
I am inclined toward hoe cakes. Corn meal with a dash of salt, enough boiling water to make a thick batter. Fry ' em up in bacon fat and eat 'em
with cane syrup or molasses.
As I read this I instantly sounded like Homer Simpson.
I am a huge fan of the Belgian waffles.. although I do not like them too crispy on the outside. If you have the right recipe as stated above, you can
make perfect waffles in no time!! MMM.. with maple syrup and some fruit. To die for!
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