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NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY – August 24

National Waffle Day - August 24

National Waffle Day – August 24

NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY

The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.  Now, August 24 annually celebrates National Waffle Day in honor of this anniversary.

Eaten throughout the world, a waffle is a leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression.  Based on the type of waffle iron used as well as recipe used there are many variations of waffles.

“In the late 14th century the first known waffle recipe was penned in an anonymous manuscript, Le Ménagier de Paris, written by a husband as a set of instructions to his young wife.  While it technically contains four recipes, all are a variation of the first: Beat some eggs in a bowl, season with salt and add wine. Toss in some flour, and mix. Then fill, little by little, two irons at a time with as much of the paste as a slice of cheese is large. Then close the iron and cook both sides. If the dough does not detach easily from the iron, coat it first with a piece of cloth that has been soaked in oil or grease.  The other three variations explain how cheese is to be placed in between two layers of batter, grated and mixed in to the batter, or left out, along with the eggs.” (Wikipedia)

  •  1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

CELEBRATE

Following are a few “tried and true” Waffle recipes for you to make and share with your family and friends!

True Belgian Waffles Recipe
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/true-belgian-waffles
Classic Buttermilk Waffles
http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2013/05/07/buttermilk-waffles-recipe/
Apple Cinnamon Waffles
http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1309
Banana Oatmeal Buttermilk Waffles
http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=2010
Best Chocolate Chip Waffles
http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=2341

Post on social media using #NationalWaffleDay.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Waffle Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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