Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Waffles

Posted by: Rick

We love an occasional breakfast of waffles. We have an antique cast-iron waffle maker from the Wagner Manufacturing Company that we use at the cabin. It is marked with the company name and location--Sydney, O(hio)-- as well as "PAT'D FEB 22, 1910".

It took a while to get it properly conditioned so that waffles don't stick. But, we can now successfully make waffles. Of course we have to adapt the waffle mix recipe to high altitude by adding a bit of extra flour. I also increase the oil slightly. One secret to good waffles from this waffle iron is that we never wash it. Just wipe it clean after each use.

It goes over the stove burner. I let it get good and hot and then flip it to get both sides hot. Then, the batter goes in and I close the top. When I "sense" it is done on one side (I really should time this...), I flip it over to cook the second side (see video below).

After another few minutes, we have breakfast!

Here is a video of the process:

Comments:

What a yummy treat!  I have never seen anything like that waffle iron.  Did you get it out in CO?  I bet it works best with a gas stove and not electric.

It’s an oldie! Works great! Yes, we bought it years ago at a flea market/antique place. I could work on electric too I think, but you’re right, I think it works best on gas.

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