Wednesday, September 5, 2012
NATIONAL WAFFLE WEEK
National Waffle Week is the first week of September.
Ever wonder where waffles came from?
Waffles got their start in the Middle Ages as wafer cakes or crisps made of flat bread.
Waffle cones filled with ice cream started at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vender ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle maker for help!
Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron from France and held parties known as “Waffle Frolics” in the White House!
General Electric invented the electric waffle iron in 1911, making waffles an easy, at-home meal made from cheap ingredients like flour and eggs!
Americans enjoy waffles today because they are the perfect mix of warm sweetness with a crisp outside and a soft baked inside! They can be served at any meal or as dessert!
“Belgian Waffles” are actually an American creation! Based on Brussels Waffles, the U.S. version is denser and thinner than the Brussels version.
Have a waffle this week and celebrate. Top it with your favorite fruit and have a great breakfast treat.
I imagine the Waffle House is having a great week!