So, I am horrible at gift giving. Horrible.
I think the reason I am so bad is that I don’t actually like to get gifts. The whole thing makes me feel rather uncomfortable. I don’t like the exchange portion of the whole thing. It makes me skin crawl. I don’t like sitting there and opening a gift in front of someone since you have to react to the gift and I don’t think I do that properly/enough/I dunno.
Since I generally try to avoid acknowledging the whole gift giving portion of Christmas, I don’t ever properly plan for it. Like now, I’m freaking out thinking about the gifts I need to scramble to get.
But, I love wrapping presents. LOVE it.
Are you bad like me? Or are you done with all your shopping already?
Also, let me know what you think about gingerbread, cuz I hate it. Ugh.
I don’t really hate it, like how I hate olives, but it’s not my favorite of the Christmas flavors. Give me eggnog, peppermint, or red velvet any day over gingerbread. Although, I do have some chocolate gingerbread cookies in mind to bake up this weekend. I think the chocolate will help resolve any of my gingerbread issues.
It’s the molasses. I don’t even like the smell of it. I love the rest of it. Like ginger, yes! I love ginger everything. Same with cinnamon.
But here I go making gingerbread waffles. Nuts I tell you.
Thankfully though, I actually enjoyed these. They had a nice mellow gingerbread flavor. Plus, they are super airy with a nice crisp exterior. The perfect waffle texture.
Anyway, wish me luck with my last minute Christmas shopping this weekend. And be sure to enjoy a waffle this weekend too! Yum!!!
Makes 8 waffles, depending on waffle iron
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the eggs, butter, milk, sour cream, and molasses in a medium bowl.
- Add the egg mixture to flour mixture, and whisk until smooth.
- Spoon approximately 1/3 cup batter into your hot waffle iron. Cook until steam stops escaping the waffle iron and waffle is crisp and golden brown.
- Serve warm waffles with syrup, butter, preserves, whipped cream. Enjoy!
Adapted from Martha Stewart