Old Fashioned Waffles and Depression Syrup

First, I have to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who has visited my blog over the past 6 or so months.  When I decided to start my company I knew I should do a blog, but was more like “ugh, I’ve got to blog, what should I say today.”  But today it’s so much more than just for my business, it’s a place to share cool tips, advice, recipes and so much more … of course, a huge part of this is still business related – quilting!

We passed 10,000 pageviews on Saturday!  Wow! That’s about it … that’s all I can think of to say and thanks!  I can remember when that number was below 100 and I never thought it would budge over three digits.  Now I know that this may not be a big deal to others, but I hope you all know it’s a big deal here.  To celebrate, I’ve signed up to do another giveaway with The Quilting Gallery (I had so much fun with them doing my Autumn Bliss block this past fall doing Michele’s Autumn Block Party, that I decided to do something else!).  So be sure to check back here next Friday for your chance to win!

Onto the recipe …

Does anybody have the same problem I do where you seem to have just too many interests?  Quilting (of course), knitting, gardening, decorating, reading, cooking, genealogy … hmmmm, I’m sure there’s more, but they’re escaping me right now.

Well, lucky for me two of those interests have been easier to pursue thanks to my ancestors, cooking and genealogy.  I have a huge collection of family heirlooms, pictures, and stories that some day I will have the time to organize and scrapbook or make a website out of.

The other thing I have from my ancestors is this amazing collection of recipes.  These come from my maternal and paternal grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and even great grandparents.  It’s been one of my goals to begin going through these and make them.

For the longest time I have tried to find a good waffle recipe so one of the first recipes I made was the waffle recipe from my maternal grandmother.

Then, growing up,  my dad always made this topping when we had waffles and I finally weaseled the recipe out of him!  It’s called Depression Syrup, because my grandparents lived through the Depression and when they didn’t have the money for actual maple syrup they substituted this.  And it doesn’t hurt that when paired with the waffles it’s like eating especially delicious cinnamon rolls … and hello, who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls?!

Old Fashioned Waffles Recipe
First, your ingredients … 

2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
4 tbsp. melted butter
**You may want to double this recipe, as this makes only four waffles.**
First, separate your eggs into two bowls, yolks in the larger of the two bowls and whites in the smaller.  Using electric beaters, beat egg white until stiff peaks form.  This takes about 2 minutes and it helps to put the bowl and beaters in the freezer for about a half an hour before doing this.
Next, beat egg yolks and add flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, and butter and stir until blended (but don’t over stir).  

Fold in egg whites.

Finally, bake in hot waffle iron.  

Depression SyrupRecipe

This recipe is so stinkin’ easy it’s pathetic … you need 1 cup of sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon and 3/4 cup of water … mix and there you have it … told ya … easy peasy!

Enjoy!

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