Y’all, I am in love. I am in love with waffles. This is basically me now:
I’ve been asking my friend’s lately, “How bad will it be for my health if I eat a waffle every day?” but to be honest I don’t want to know the answer.
Waffles are my true love right at this moment, and the Haffner waffle machine is filling my life with romance. In honor of this special day, which is first about celebrating favorite foods and second about Hallmark making money (I think someone mentioned there was a part about love but I really don’t feel like I have authority to confirm or deny that), I’m going to share with you my favorite waffle topping recipes. See the tiny instructional card next to the waffle iron for the base waffle instructions:
Chocolate Caramel Waffle:
– chocolate chips
– caramel sauce
– optional: whipped cream
– a tall, cool glass of 2%
As soon as you remove your toasty waffle from the iron, dump a lot of chocolate chips on there. It’s important that you do that very first so that the chocolate has plenty of time to get melty. Swirl on some caramel in an appealingly plated fashion and top it with whipped cream. Take your waffle to a nice sunny table and don’t talk to anyone until you’ve finished it. Important note: check your mouth for chocolate afterwards.
Cinnamon Sugar Waffle:
– butter (usually I get one pat per quadrant plus one more to supplement)
Have a friend babysit the cooking waffle (honestly you might need someone to help you finish it as well so a partner in crime is important) while you scurry around and mix up some cinnamon and sugar, which is approximately equal measures of each ingredient. Butter the waffle the moment it comes out of the iron in order to give adequate melting time. Give it a minute to get melty and sprinkle generous cinnamon sugar on there. Enjoy with your co-waffler.
– ice cream
– whichever fruit-based items are out there (I like the blueberry and cherry pie fillings)
This is even more food than the last two so a bud to share with is extra important (plus sharing is great!) Take your waffle, plop some soft serve on there from the machine, then plop a fruit-oriented topping on top of that. Try to get to eating quickly to minimize meltiness/sogginess. Note: you can and should add ice cream to the above recipes as well.
If you’re indecisive like me, you have every right to put different toppings on each quadrant or each half.
Enjoy! Exercise caution, unless you’re me!