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
I don’t like eating actual gingerbread but I love Gingerbread Lattes/ cupcakes etc.
your waffles are soo perfect! I cannot get mine like that 🙁 I fail every time. They either come out in 4 pieces with quite a shell on them, not soft. Or of i put a bit more mixture into it it then runs out the sides.. Any tips? I think I follow the recipes. Merry Christmas 🙂 X
I prefer a rather thick batter as I think a thin one doesn’t get a great texture. I have used some thinner batters and have had great results but in general, I use a thicker batter. Like the consistency of a cake batter.
I always butter or spray my waffle iron once it is preheated.
I like my circular waffle iron a lot (from select brands) and my Hamiltion Beach 4 piece square waffle iron. I have 8 total but those 2 are my favs.
I pour in the middle of the waffle iron (1/3 Cup typ) and I generally just close it and let it become whatever shape it wants. I don’t typically make full waffles. But when I do, I quickly spread the batter more to the edges and hope for the best. ha!
I hope that helps!
Thankyou for replying Hun! I will attempt some more this Christmas holiday! 🙂 X