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20130915_084231September’s challenge at Sourdough Surprises was pancakes or waffles, but also to try something different from your usual recipe.  I have one sourdough pancake recipe.  I fiddled with it until it works for me, and so I decided to try something completely different and make waffles.  I don’t own a waffle iron, so I borrowed my mother-in-law’s.

I love gingerbread, so when I saw a recipe for gingerbread sourdough waffles, I knew that was what I wanted to try.  After comparing several online I went with this one.  It didn’t call for making an overnight sponge, and I almost did anyway, but decided to follow the recipe as written at least once.

I should have gone ahead and made a sponge.  I couldn’t taste the sourdough at all.  They were very good, with lots of gingerbread flavor, but they didn’t have that special sourdough twist.

I had never used a waffle iron before.  There was a bit of a learning curve with the amount of batter to put in.  I made a pretty big mess overestimating how much batter was in a waffle.