It was always like this at this time of year. A slight chill in the air, the warmth of the fire in the hearth, and the crisp silence of Fall. Today was a special day, though. Her son had returned from that horrible war in the North, a little worse for wear, but still alive. It was more than most could say. Today, though… celebration, and with it, his favorite dish.

These waffles are a very simple dish to make, and pretty much take care of themselves. First, the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, heat molasses and 1/2 cup of butter until almost boiling. Blend it together until it looks a little like this:

At this point, you can remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then add the milk, egg, and baking soda, and blend it all together. Now, it will froth a little, but that’s okay so long as it doesn’t go over the top of your saucepan.

Once you get this mixed together, you can let it sit aside for a minute or two. Now you sift the flour, salt, ginger, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. If you don’t have a sifter, you can use a sieve and a wooden spoon, but it doesn’t work quite as well.

When it’s all sifted together, make a well in the center.

Pour in the molasses mixture, and blend until smooth.

Now that it’s all together, you’ll want to spray a non-stick cooking spray onto a preheated waffle iron. Add some of the mixture to the iron, and let it heat until fully cooked. (The actual amount you need to add to the waffle iron depends on the size of your waffle iron.) Then you can top with your favorite waffle toppings, and enjoy.

From Smokywood Pastures to you – have a wonderful Fall.