Do you ever get a little taste of something and then really want some all for yourself?
The preschool cooking class in our synagogue made pumpkin waffles last week and I got a little sample.
It was only one bite.
Since then, I've been contemplating pumpkin waffles, and finally I made some...what's the end of October without something pumpkiny?
I used this recipe with one minor edit.
Spiced Pumpkin Waffles
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole-wheat pastry flour, a great substitute)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger (only had a little sprinkle left in the bottom of the bottle...)
1 pinch salt
2 eggs (I used egg substitute, we were almost out of eggs)
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 2/3 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in large bowl. In a second bowl, add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, milk, and butter; beat well. Gently fold in the flour mixture. Spoon in about 3/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron. Cook each waffle for 4-5 minutes.
They turned out beautifully and deliciously:
But I digress from the waffles. I need some cooking advice. The first 4 or 5 waffles came out perfectly. I used lots of nonstick spray, and nothing stuck at all. My waffle iron has a sensor that tells you when they're done, and it worked great. Then everything went downhill - they started to stick! Same batch, same waffle iron, same non-stick spray. What happened!? I thought maybe it got too hot, so eventually I turned off the iron to let it sit for a while, tried again, and it still stuck (maybe I didn't cool it off enough?)...okay, so what do you think? Usually it's the first one that gets all messed up but I figured after 4 or 5 perfect waffles, I was home free. Let me know what you think, please.
It's the beginning of NaBloPoMo...so here I go!