I've stolen my neighbors waffle iron. Okay, it's not as bad as it sounds. Let me explain myself. They're out of town. For two weeks. And we're taking care of their house and watching their dog. Well, the dog is at our house and we like to refer to it as a "dog party" but really it's just a pack of wolves that have taken over our house. So I'm making up for the extra dirt and insanity by making waffles. Lots of waffles.
My neighbor and very good friend, Anne, is a master waffle maker. For some reason, even though I follow her tried and true recipe, they are never the same when I make them at our house. Perhaps it's the fact that, at her house, there are children joyously jumping up and down for WAFFLES! Perhaps it's the delicious sausages that she serves with the waffles. Maybe it's the early morning weekend luxury of getting a phone call while you are still in bed wondering what to do about breakfast and having it all done for you (except dragging ourselves out of bed and up the street).
Nevertheless, I have a cookbook called Waffles, written by Dorie Greenspan. But I've yet to use it. So I figured...now is my chance!
After making Anne's recipe, which was great but not as good as her magic touch, I decided to try some new recipes. My first attempt were the Blueberry-Yogurt Waffles. Unfortunately it's a bit difficult to get the tiny Maine blueberries that Dorie seems to have used in the recipe, so mine were fairly large. And yes, you are meant to stir them into the batter. I had my doubts, with images of oozing berry juice supergluing my tender little waffle to the iron. Sure enough, I did have to pry them away from the iron, and they weren't so pretty, but damn were they good. I think they are now my new favorite waffle (sorry Anne).