Waffle Iron Day celebrates every year on June 29th
Waffles are European in origin and most famous in Belgium. There are many style of waffle irons to be found. Originally, they were designed to be used over an open flame. With a clamshell design to hold the batter and long wooden handles which helped with the baking, waffle irons were fairly simple in their construction.
There are quite a few types of wafer iron designs in use today – some of which are even used for religious purposes. The most commonly available ones on the market today are electric and they are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Waffle irons are used to make many different items – ice cream cones and cookies to name a couple. Using waffle irons to make ice cream cones happened quite by accident in 1904 when a store owner ran out of cups to serve his customers. He used rolled up waffles to serve scoops and it became a big hit. Waffle cookies or “stroopwafel” are a well-known Dutch delicacy and contain syrup.
Waffle irons are available in a multitude of shapes – square, round, floral and even Mickey Mouse. As owners and users, parents can get creative and serve up a delicious breakfast that any child would love. Well, waffles can be eaten at any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Load them up with fruits and whipped cream or even maple syrup.
There are quite a few recipes for savory waffles as well with chicken and other toppings. Check them out and enjoy using your waffle maker to eat good, homemade food.
Like many other appliances, the humble waffle iron has become a staple in many households. If you don’t have one, this is a good time to invest in one. Get creative with cooking and embrace foods from around the world.
It is always fun to host a party and serve up new dishes. Get the children involved in the process and celebrate the humble waffle iron which has come a long way.
Why can't I just eat my waffle?
- Barack Obama
A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.
- Mitch Hedberg
I'm a love-it-or-hate-it person. I don't waffle.
- Mindy Grossman
I've waffled before. I'll waffle again.
- Howard Dean