A Recipe from WAFFLES how to make ’em and take ’em (1938)
About the Recipe
Waffles are a special treat in my house. In a year, we’re lucky if we do waffles once. With this recipe – that might change.
As recipes go, this one is a little bit more complicated than perhaps we’re used to for breakfast. That said, it’s definitely worth the work. The end result is a light, fluffy, slightly sweet waffle. It has a great rise to it and was full of lovely air bubbles throughout.
Take the note about it taking a little bit longer to cook. The apples add moisture, which means that you’ll see a ton of steam coming from your iron (don’t be nervous when you see it) but it also means that it takes a bit longer to cook. But trust me on this – it’s worth the wait.
About the Book
This is another treasure from the giant box from my cousins. Produced in 1938 by the Manning-Bowman Company (a purveyor of fine waffle irons), this book has 24 waffle recipes, and a dozen or so games that you can play with friends. This is clearly marketed toward more wealthy members of society, as the average waffle iron advertised is $9 – $160 in 2020! I guess if it’s 1938 and you’ve got money, there’s not much more to do than eat waffles and play games!
Rather than go farther this time around, I’m going to let this book speak for itself…
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 t sugar
2 t baking powder
1 cup milk
2 cups diced apple
4 T melted shortening
Mix and sift the dry ingredients. Beat yolks of eggs until light and add milk. Combine the mixtures, beating until smooth, and add the finely diced apple. Add shortening and then fold in whites of eggs which have been beaten until stiff. Serve with butter and brown sugar.
Note: It is necessary to bake these waffles a little longer than other waffles.