Waffles are one of the few things that can draw people out of their beds when the aroma wafts to their room. I remember my grandmother making these whenever we kids came to visit. She would bring out her heavy cast iron heart- shaped waffle maker and we would line up in the kitchen for a plate of happiness.
Though I do like to eat a great waffle now and then, I could never justify buying a piece of equipment that would only make one thing. The Grillet not only allows me to revisit my fond food memories at grandma’s house but it also makes a pretty good waffle – soft and moist on the inside but crispy on the outside. It may not have all the nooks and crannies of a real waffle iron, but the flavor is what it’s all about. And for the heart shape…well, I just used a cookie cutter. I’m sure grandma would approve.
So now is the perfect time to consider making a great Valentine’s breakfast of Grillet waffle hearts for yourself and your Valentine.
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp sugar
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
Combine all the dry ingredients and then add the egg, melted butter and buttermilk. Stir together just until mixed.
Heat Grillet to 325º F. Pour batter onto lightly sprayed pan. Cook approximately 5 minutes on one side with lid closed. Carefully flip over and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
Shape waffles into various sized hearts (or any other shape) using cookie cutters. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, syrup or jam and enjoy.
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