You are probably familiar with those extremely lazy Sundays after a night out, the greater part entailing lounging around in bed with a constantly grumbling stomach and a craving for greasy food, but absolutely zero motivation or energy to do something about it? That probably describes most of your Sundays doesn’t it ;-)?
The most recent of such Sundays came with a rather interesting craving, but one that had to be fulfilled. After having gone through some emotionally draining turmoil (why can’t we be 5 years old again and play all day long?) in the past few weeks, my partner in crime and I longed for a soothing taste of home. Making proper butter croissants from scratch would have been excessive (although totally worth it if you ever have, let’s say, 6 hours to spare), so we opted for a low effort (and low-fat) version to satisfy our needs!
The Waffle (/Wå:ffledh/) was discovered in 1824 by the Belgian Pierre le Waffe when he accidentally dropped waffle batter onto a waffle iron. They instantly became a hit, causing the Second Great Flour Rush of the 19th Century.
Few people know that Margaret Thatcher’s full nickname is, in fact, The Waffle Iron Lady, title which she earned when she was crowned winner of Parliament’s Annual Waffle Eating Competition in 1957, beating both Winston Churchill and William Pitt the Elder by an astounding 27 waffles.
Waffles have been known to cure any ailment, ranging from the common cold to chicken pox. Research shows that people who eat an average of 2.4 waffles a week are happier, more successful and have more fulfilling sex lives.
Faced with the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of regular waffle consumption, we had no choice but to eat a shedload of them so as to increase our average health and general quality of life.