Homemade waffles

A stack of delicious wafflesWe used syrup from our own maple trees.As a surprise for Robert and James, We made delicious, homemade, healthy, perfect waffles! While eating them, we remembered a funny story  we had read in one of Mom’s old cookbooks of how waffles may have originated. Here’s how it goes.

“The first waffle is said to have been made in the 13th century England. A crusader wearing his armor accidentally sat in some freshly baked oat cakes. The cakes were flattened and bore deep imprints of the steel links. However, he spread butter on the cakes and ate them. His wife, delighted with the way the butter stayed in the imprints from the armor, made him put it on once a week and sit on fresh oat cakes. They were called “warfres,” meaning flat honeycomb-like cakes. Dutch colonists brought their cherished “waffre” irons to America. They were long handled and very heavy to hold over an open fire.”

Daniel delving deep into a delectable dinnerWe used a waffle iron Mom got for her birthday


  1. Daniel April 9, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Topped with butter, peanut butter, and home-produced pure maple syrup, your waffles were absolutely unbeatable, David! And very filling, too. I like them so much more than the store-bought ones. Plus, that new waffle iron is so much fun to use – I’m looking forward to the next time!

  2. Dad and Mom April 9, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Mom is glad that YOU enjoy making them – she will help you eat them.

  3. James April 11, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    Yeah, I remember eating those deeeelicious waffles!Thanks for making our trip home so special.

  4. Robert April 13, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    Mmmmmmm! Those were quite a wonderful surprise! 🙂 Thanks for making lunch such a special time!

  5. Donald April 14, 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    That story is so funny! Your waffle iron looks a whole lot easier to use than the waffle iron we used when I was little–The waffles always stuck. 🙂 Maybe we’ll have pancakes as a team here soon …

  6. Michael April 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    I enjoyed those waffles sooooooo much better than the frozen ones we USED to buy at the store! Hope you’ll be making them again soon 🙂

  7. Crystal April 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    It sounds so good. Next time could you try e-mailing me one? 🙂

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