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National Waffle Day

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Grab a fork, it’s National Waffle Day!

The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued on this day back in 1869.

To honor that, National Waffle Day is observed every year on Aug. 24.

From Belgian to Buttermilk and everything in between, the baked batter with its distinctive pattern has been filling bellies for more than 100 years.

According to Wikipedia: “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.” 

If you missed having a waffle for breakfast, have no fear. Breakfast for dinner is always a treat, especially on a day like today.

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