Wednesday, August 17, 2011

caramelized orange-citrus waffles

happy wednesday, sweet friends
 a few things to celebrate today:
1.) today is supposed to be the hottest day of the summer
2.) happy birthday to coolio (yeah, remember that guy?)
3.) my birthday is exactly 5 months away
4.) its the middle of the week so we're half way to the weekend
5.) and waffles (of course...)
today i thought i'd be a little experimental
i melted about 2 heaping tablespoons of raw brown sugar and added in thinly sliced oranges about half-way through the melting process
it took a total of about 4 minutes and it turned out amazing
the juices from the orange mixed with the brown sugar glazed made for a citrus tasting liquid carmel was divine
i was curious to waffle history and found this article online from time magazine
thought i'd share because its pretty interesting...

"like many of western civilization's finest achievements, the long and scrumptious history of waffles can be traced to ancient greece, when athenians cooked obelios — flat cakes between two metal plates — over burning embers. the word waffle is related to wafer, as in the communion wafer — one of the only victuals that early catholics could eat during fasting periods since wafers didn't contain animal fats, eggs or dairy products. during the middle ages, when bakeries decided to compete with monasteries in the wafer market, the secular — and considerably tastier — waffle was born."

Read more:,9171,1942956,00.html#ixzz1VJNIIE9h

we learn something new everyday!


  1. I want to try that with my next waffle night! I've been meaning to try some new things with my batter, put in some zest and maybe some poppy seeds.

  2. That looks beyond amazing!