In other words, hello sweets! Are you ready to take a trip across the pond (the North Atlantic Ocean that is)? If you haven't already guessed, we're on our way to Belgium, courtesy of our imaginations :) I did a little research on Belgium and discovered a few fun facts; 1) they have 3 official languages dutch, German, and french 2) they're government is similar to the UK monarchy and 3) they're a very artistic culture.
Okay enough history :) I'm pretty sure y'all know what I made. It's both good as breakfast or a dessert, with syrup or with whipped cream and strawberries. If you guessed waffles you'd be correct and not just any old waffle, a buttermilk waffle. Did you know they have five varying types of waffles in Belgium and Belgian waffles isn't one of them? They can be soft or crispy, topped with confectioner's sugar or syrup, and some are even heart shaped with cherries on top (sounds like my kind of waffle). So even though the recipe I'll be sharing today isn't from Belgium, that is where the idea was born and thus we give thanks. Another fun fact about waffles, they've been around since medieval times (9th-10th century). Although back then the waffle iron usually depicted Jesus and his crucifixion, that would make for an interesting breakfast. I know I said no more history, but that was applicable to Belgium not waffles (sneaky sneaky) lol. In the 14th-15th century waffles were made with wine (sign me up lol), from then on they continued to evolve and still do to this day.
About a year ago Nathans dad bought a waffle iron and we had waffles all the time, and then of course the fad died and it rarely was used. Well Nathan and I had to be up early one morning, knowing Nathan is much less of a morning person than I am, I offered to make him waffles (that got a smile). So I looked at different recipes, and then came across the cutest named blog, Smitten Kitten. She creates comfort food that reminds you of home but with a dash of new and exciting, you should check it out there is lots to see and read (although probably best to look when you're not hungry). Since I still had buttermilk leftover from Dave's Chocolate Cola Cake I decided that buttermilk will be the shining star.
3) Brush the waffle iron with your cooking spray and preheat it. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.