happy canada day: lemon waffles

This post has nothing to do with celebrating Canada, except that it sure is lovely eating waffles and if a holiday tempts you into making the effort, then by golly, make waffles!! The best waffles I’ve ever eaten were at Roscoe’s House of Chicken n’ Waffles in Long Beach, CA while we were on our honeymoon roadtrip through California & the Southwestern states. While it may seem like a strange pairing of syrupy waffles and fried chicken, it was heaven on a plate. So when we received a waffle iron as a wedding gift, Cornelius and I tried very hard to replicate the lightness and crispness of those fantastic Roscoe’s waffles. And though we’d never complain about all the waffle bounty our wonderful waffle maker has doled out over the year, we still dream about hitting up Roscoe’s again.

On this holiday weekend morning, I decided that waffles would really hit the spot, so I looked at my standard waffle recipe and hoped that I had enough milk in the fridge to make it happen. I was a 1/2 cup short so instead of scrapping the waffle idea, I improvised by adding the juice of a lemon with it’s zest and the results were fantastic! Lemony, light and crisp these were very fine tasting waffles and since visiting a Roscoe’s House of Chicken n’ Waffles would involve a couple days of driving, I think these waffles will do nicely.

6 comments to “happy canada day: lemon waffles”

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    Jennifer   July 1, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Canada Day!

    I knew it was a holiday today just couldn’t remember which one. Sometimes you have to remind us dullards south of the border!

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    Heather   July 1, 2006 at 8:59 pm

    Happy Canada Day! Yummmmmmy waffles!

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    kickpleat   July 3, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Thanks Jennifer! For some reason, Vancouver doesn’t make a big deal of this holiday which is strange, but it’s still a nice day to relax and enjoy!

    Thanks Heather! mmmmm, waffles…yes, i completely share your sentiment 🙂

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    Rachel   July 3, 2006 at 2:40 pm


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    kickpleat   July 4, 2006 at 8:51 am

    rachel, it’s totally yum!!

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    Matthew   July 6, 2006 at 7:05 am


    If you separate the eggs, beat the whites, and then fold them in just before cooking, you get some extra crispness – and a certain degree of airiness.

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