Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pumpkin waffles


What is a girl to do with a four-day weekend, extra pumpkin pie ingredients, and a borrowed waffle iron? Make pumpkin waffles, of course! I'm not usually much of a breakfast person, but waffles sure are fun to make. I had great success making lemon yogurt waffles with this recipe, and then decided to make a bunch of pumpkin waffles to pop in the freezer for future lazy mornings. This pumpkin waffle recipe seemed a bit flawed to me. I'd say 3 teaspoons of baking powder is way too much, and the batter needed more flour and butter. I had the hardest time getting the waffles to keep from separating in the center, and an even harder time peeling them off of the waffle iron. I ended up turning the temperature down pretty low and cooking them for a good long while to drive off excess moisture. The lemon waffles had neither problem, but they did need a bunch of added milk to thin the batter. In any case, I love love love the idea of flavored waffles. They don't even need toppings, but could be a very nice vehicle for fruit.

4 comments:

Lin said...

Yum! We never make anything interesting with pumpkin here!

CanarySanctuary said...

Pumpkin waffles! Is there anything this wondrous veggie can't do? I think I need to buy myself some more orangey goodness :)

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness...must make pumpkin waffles immediately. Thank you!

Mrs. Bird said...

Pumpkin waffles sound really great, but I wanted to chime in on your Shalom pattern IT'S AWESOME!!! I purchased 610 yards of bulky discontinued alpaca tweed the last time my favorite LYS had a sale and knew I only had enough for a vest but quite frankly am not much of a vest person. so when I stumbled upon your pattern on Ravelry I was so excited because it is absolutely perfect for the yarn I have and the type of thing I would wear. THANK YOU! for having the imagination that I lack! its a great pattern I hope you are really proud of yourself!!