Today is National Waffle Iron Day. Waffle Irons date back to the 14th Century and the Belgians are happy about that. Still, those early models were held over the open fire so I was happy in 1918 when electric waffle irons were introduced. It was a great relief to my tired arms.
Today, I generally use the following recipe for Sourdough Pecan Waffles. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar. Set aside. In a small bowl beat one egg, add 1 cup sourdough starter, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, a dash of almond extract and 3/4 cup milk. Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir in 1/3 cup chopped pecans. Place the appropriate amount into your waffle iron and bake until golden brown. Enjoy!
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