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When we talk about waffles, a true dessert lover will start to drool just by hearing its name. Go on, today you have more reason to fall in love and talk about your favourite dessert. But, if you love waffles so much, you should know that every year, on 25th March, International Waffle Day is celebrated. Waffles are those decadent treats that have been our breakfast saviours, mood uplifters and also the go-to dessert after every boring meal. Sweet and savoury, crispy and soft, light and fluffy we literally love them in any form, shape or flavour.

Here are some interesting waffle trivia to celebrate the day in all its glory!

  1. Did you know waffles have existed for much longer than you can imagine? Yes, waffle irons exist since the 13th century! Mind = blown
  2. The word ‘waffle’ comes from the Dutch word ‘wafel’ which means ‘to weave’. Now, the pattern of the waffle makes sense!
  3. Apart from the worldwide celebration of this dessert today, the U.S celebrates ‘National Waffle Day’ on August 24th. Can this dessert get any more appreciation than this?
  4. A person holds the world record for eating 29 waffles in 10 minutes. Do you think you can beat him?
  5. The world’s most popular ‘Belgian waffle’ was originally called ‘Brussels waffle’ but they realized people won’t know where Brussels was so they changed it later on. We think they made the right call!

Time to pull out your waffle iron and get cooking in the kitchen!

Chocolate Chip Waffle:

Starting off with the most epic version of waffles! Loaded with chocolate chips, whether it’s a lazy Sunday brunch or a quick breakfast on a weekday, this one’s the go-to option for everyone. Here’s the most basic recipe to try in your home kitchen!

Waffle Candy:

Take a look at this beautiful candy shaped waffle which is going to be your next favourite thing. Waffles coated with loads of melted chocolate and sugar sprinklers fit in just right to celebrate the day. Also, don’t hold back from adding a scoop of your favourite icecream on it for a blissful experience. Time to bite on!

Tiramisu Waffle:

You already love Tiramisu, don’t you? In this recipe, your favourite Italian dessert gets a waffle makeover. Try this out to satiate your sudden waffle cravings cuz’ it gets done quicker than you think. BRB, drooling!

Cheese and Moong Waffles:

We hope your sweet tooth has satiated now and you’re probably on a sugar rush. Wait back and relax cuz’ it’s time to prepare a savoury waffle which is gonna be loved by all. Boiled moong mixed with loads of cheese, mixed into the batter and poured on the waffle iron. Tada! You got a decadent and cheesy waffle ready!

Dosa Waffle Sandwich:

Since we have exhausted our taste buds with the international and fusion versions, it’s time to try a full-on desi waffle. The best part is that you gotta use the dosa batter to make this South-Indian waffle. Fuss-free, easy and yummy! Serve it #garmagaram with sambhar and chutney!

 


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.