September’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.