Waffle Maker!





Oh, man! Glorious day! My uber husband bought me this uber double waffle iron for my bday (along with other lovely gifts, and yes, as you could guess by the fact that I have a blog about food- I seriously love getting kitchen stuff for gifts!). I wanted some cheapy one waffle at a time, get the job done iron. But this... oh, the luxury! You can cook two at once (no more stabbing at your family's hands with your fork when they try to steal your waffle), and- as if it needed another reason to be awesome- the pockets are a flipping inch deep! Entire blueberries fit in the pockets! It's magic and cooks to perfection and will make every Sunday morning amazing in my house from this day forward.

The recipe used is the same one that I used for the waffle pan- the Buckwheat Waffles from Vegan Brunch. I did alter it (minused the Buckwheat since I had none)- which I'm sure defeats the intent of the recipe, but for the record- 3/4 white flour with 1/4 wheat (of what the recipe calls for- not cups) is perfect. If you'll excuse me, it's 10pm on a Thursday and I'm gonna need to go make some waffles now.

New Waffle Pan







Yup, I said "pan", not "iron". I had wanted a waffle iron since we haven't had one for years. However, in our dinky, tiny galley kitchen, storage space is pretty much nil. The only thing we have less of than storage space is counter space. So, the idea of another appliance to store or find room for was too much for Davey to handle. He solved this by getting me a waffle pan from Sur La Table (HERE). I was skeptical because of the one sided nature of this waffle preparation method. After all, the whole schtick of a waffle is that it's being formed and cooked on both sides at once. But, this this is pretty amazing.

Since the recipe on the pan wasn't vegan (natch), I used the "Buckwheat Waffle" recipe on pg 93 of "Vegan Brunch"- only b/c I hadn't shopped to prepare for the xmas gift pan, I had no buckwheat flour. So they were "Plain Flour Waffles", I guess. Sill, it worked pretty great after getting the hang of it and flipping at the right time. I photo'd the uber waffle side, as the other side really just gets a square pattern on it, but whatevs. They're good, we get waffles and we can hang the pan from our ceiling pot rack instead of having to find room on the counter or in the cabinet for it.

Also- the best part is that Davey figured out that if you put a Morningstar Farms brekkie sausage in the middle- you have a sweet and savory (if a tad unnutritious) brekkie sammie!