Review: Waffles

Waffles: Fun Recipes for Every MealWaffles: Fun Recipes for Every Meal
by Tara Duggan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Waffles: Fun Recipes for Every Meal / 978-1616282059

We love waffles in our family, but I'd not really considered the level of variation that they can apparently lend themselves to: this ~100 page book has quite remedied that misconception. There are recipe variations here for American waffles, Belgian waffles, and the delightful-and-hitherto-unknown-to-me spherical "egg" waffles popular in Hong Kong. Almost all the recipes here are usable with either of the three forms, though a few note when American or Belgian shapes are more appropriate for the given spread or filling.

I haven't tried all the recipes in this book, but the ones I have tried were quite delicious. I'm also intrigued by the author's use of waffles as bread in a number of "sandwich" waffles, as well as in Napoleon stacks for desserts. There's a full-page picture for almost every recipe, which I appreciate because it makes assembly easier and all of the pictures are positively mouth-watering. Last but not least, a "basic recipes" section at the end gives various base recipes (classic, Belgian, buttermilk, sourdough, etc.) which can be endlessly varied upon with additives and toppings. A full list of recipes follows:

Breakfast & Brunch
* Vanilla Bean Belgian Waffles with Whipped Cream and Strawberries
* Sour Cream-Orange Waffles
* Classic Buttermilk Waffles with Blackberry Syrup
* Hong Kong-Style Egg Waffles
* Lemon-Ricotta Waffles with Blueberry-Citrus Syrup
* Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles
* Pecan-Crusted Waffles with Cranberry Sauce
* Cranberry-Ginger Waffles
* Whole-Wheat Blueberry Waffles
* Oatmeal Waffles with Brown Sugar and Bananas
* Yogurt Waffles with Honey Cream
* Gingerbread Waffles with Maple Butter
* Waffled French Toast
* Pumpkin Waffles with Cinnamon-Nutmeg Cream
* Buckwheat Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Dill Sour Cream, and Capers
* Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles with Thyme-Infused Syrup

Lunch & Dinner
* PB&J Waffle Sandwiches
* Fresh Corn, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Pepper Waffles
* Spinach and Ricotta Waffles with Pine Nuts
* Zucchini-Asiago Waffles
* Sourdough Waffle BLTs
* Cornmeal Waffles with tomato Chutney
* Chicken and Waffles with Pan Gravy
* Multigrain Waffles with Avocado and Tomato-Almond Pesto
* Waffle Bites with Roasted Pepper Aioli
* Ham and Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches with Dijon Dipping Sauce
* Three-Cheese Waffle Sticks
* Potato Waffles with Applesauce

* Waffles with Salted Caramel Sauce
* White Chocolate-Butterscotch Waffles with Almonds
* Pineapple Waffles with Raw Sugar
* Chocolate Chip Waffles with Whipped Cream
* Chocolate Waffle Bites with Peanut Butter Cream
* Coconut-Rice Waffles with Mangoes and Lime Cream
* Waffle S'mores
* Raspberry Waffles with Lemon Sauce
* Double-Chocolate Waffles with Strawberry Sauce
* Ice-Cream Waffle Sandwiches
* Waffle Banana Splits

NOTE: This review is based on a free Advance Review Copy of this book provided through NetGalley.

~ Ana Mardoll


Ana Mardoll said...

I think you can throw them onto a cookie sheet and toss them in an oven at 200 F or something similarly low to keep them warm without getting burned or dried out?

Dav said...

I like waffles, and quick bread products in general, but hardly ever make them for myself. (I should get back into my sourdough Saturday pancake habit though. That was a fun habit.) My experience is usually making them for a group, and not having time to eat because I'm making waffles. (And snacking as they come out wrong.) Are there suggestions for solving the cook's dilemna on this one? A whole line of waffle irons would do it, I guess, but that's not happening.

Nina said...

I've never found a solution for that except instituting the "make your own" policy. Or maybe making the first round and then having people make their own.

Also, YUM WAFFLES. That book looks amazing!

hidden_urchin said...

Oh, waffly goodness. I'm hungry again just looking at the post. Definitely have to add this one to the list.

cjmr said...

Cornmeal Bacon Waffles (they can keep the Thyme-infused Syrup)!!!

Any clue when the book comes out?

Ana Mardoll said...

It's out already:

It sat in my "to-read" pile for awhile, I'm afraid. :)

LouisDoench said...

I gotta say, when I saw the title in the rss feed "Review:Waffles" this is the first thing that came to mind.

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