Waffles have been a part of our collective experience for a very long time. Indeed, the sweet and hot breakfast treat has been a staple in American cuisine since before our earliest colonial days. Waffled can be enjoyed in the traditional manner, with butter and maple syrup. Or perhaps you like your waffles with whipped cream and strawberries? Mmmmmm, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decking out your waffles, any way you like!
The History of Waffles
You make think of Belgium when considering the history of waffles in world cuisine, but the roots of this tasty dish go back further than you may believe. Over 1000 years ago the Greeks roasted flat cakes between two metal plates attached to wooden handles. That sounds like an awkward, but functional waffle iron if you ask me! These flat, unsweetened cakes were called Obelios, but they evolved over the years as their popularity spread throughout Europe and eventually worldwide. We know them today as Waffles.
An Easy and Healthy Waffle Recipe
Or you can view the recipe on our website instead
We’ve got an excellent resource for youngsters to learn baking from home, and making waffles is a great way to start! Dragonfly Bakers and Bumble Bee Spice Specialists will generate excitement for children learning to bake in our colorful children’s cookbook, Baking with Friends.
Teachers, parents, youth leaders and mentors will find educational resources abound. A valuable resource to teach kids self-sufficiency in the kitchen while inviting questions and providing answers through this new learning tool! Everyone will share in the tasty success of learning to bake! Includes 60 minute CD.
Additional Resources from Baking with Friends
Sample Page – Baking Certificate
Sample Page – Measurement Guide
Sample Page – Ten Tips for Baking Success
Sample Page – Baking Literature Reading List
And here’s a Kitchen Leavening Science activity featuring waffles and pancakes, as well as a Book & Bake Activity: Chocolate Waffles
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