National Waffle Day
Waffles have been a popular food for years, whether they are served as street food in Belgium with powdered sugar or as a simple, delicious food with syrup and butter.
National Waffle Day is the perfect time to indulge in this delicious treat!
The predecessor to waffles was found in Ancient Greece, where flat cakes were roasted between two hot metal plates. These plates were attached to long wooden handles that were placed over an open fire or oven.
The Dutch had begun to create rectangular plates with grid patterns in Holland by the 15th century. These plates were used for making waffles. Because the grid pattern allowed for faster and more evenly cooked batter than a flat one, it was probably designed for practical reasons.
Waffles were probably less sweet at the time than they are now, since sugar was scarce, but they could have been sweetened by honey. The Dutch influence was what brought the waffle idea to the New World in early 1600s.
It is believed that the word “waffle” was influenced by French (walfre), Dutch (wafel) and Frankish (wafla). In the early 18th century, the word “waffle” was first printed in English in a cookbook.
Waffles were still popular across Europe even after they crossed the Atlantic. In the 19th century, waffles became a more home-made food than street food in Paris. Families can now make waffles in the comfort of their own homes thanks to the 1918 introduction by GE of an electric waffle machine.
National Waffle Day in the United States is observed to honor the US patent that was granted for a waffle iron. Cornelious Swartwout, New York, was granted a US patent in 1869 for a stovetop grid waffle maker. This was August 24, 1869. National Waffle Day in the USA is celebrated each year on this day.
Although it isn’t yet a recognized holiday, National Waffle Day continues its growth in popularity. People with a deep love for waffles can celebrate and show their appreciation!
Waffles are a wonderful way to celebrate! These fun ideas will help you celebrate National Waffle Day, whether you are alone or with your family and friends.
Making waffles is easy as long as you have a waffle maker. The batter can be stirred by even the children! Waffle recipes typically include flour, sugar and baking soda. Eggs, milk, oil, vanilla extract, and milk are some of the basic ingredients. Some people add nutmeg or cinnamon to the batter.
When the waffle iron has reached a high temperature, pour the batter onto the grid. Close the lid and allow them to cook. When they’re golden brown and fluffy take them out with a spoon. Add the toppings such as maple syrup, berries, and whipped cream. Enjoy!
Grab a friend, or a few family members and celebrate National Waffle Day! Possibly, some waffle restaurants will offer special discounts and deals in celebration of National Waffle Day. These are some of the best waffle shops in town.
Belgium, the capital of Brussels, is the perfect place for serious waffle lovers around the globe. It’s easy to walk around this city, which is full of international influences. There are many things to do. Waffles are also a common feature in this city!
Waffles in Brussels can be served on a plate with syrup and not the American way. You can find them at many cafes and vendors that make fresh waffles, sprinkle Nutella or powdered sugar on them, wrap them in paper, and take them out with you. They are a delight to take along and enjoy while you’re exploring the city.