On the list of weekend pleasures, good waffles rank right up there with strong coffee and perfectly rumpled linen sheets. You can enjoy them the traditional way, topped with fresh fruit and a generous drizzle of maple syrup, or a savory version, studded with chives and hunks of assertive cheddar cheese (my family’s favorite).
No matter how you waffle, keeping it simple is best. In this case, we’re taking it old school with our Shop’s Stovetop Belgian Waffle Iron. Made of cast aluminum with a nonstick surface, this handy tool will quickly become your weekend warrior companion. Load it up with your favorite batter (plenty of options below), place it on the stovetop to cook, flip and repeat, and remove at your preferred level of crispness. When you're done, give it a quick rinse and store it away for the following weekend.
See the waffle iron in action here:
The Belgian waffle maker's larger grooves ensure ample crannies for all your toppings to seep into. We love this spicy maple syrup or a good berry compote, but go wild with freshly whipped cream or better yet, scoops of cold ice cream with warm homemade chocolate syrup. It’s the weekend, after all!