National Waffle Day

    Waffles

    (HT — National Waffle Day) — The first United States patent for a waffle iron was issued to Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.

    In honor of this anniversary, National Waffle Day is observed each year on August 24th.

    Eaten throughout the world, a waffle is a leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression.  Waffles come in many forms.  Depending on the type of batter or iron used, the resulting waffle varies by consistency, size, shape, and flavor.

    Waffle irons and waffles originated around the 14th century.  An anonymous husband penned the first known waffle recipe as a set of instructions for his wife.  According to the manuscript, Le Ménagier de Paris, each of the four recipes began:  

    Beat some eggs in a bowl, season with salt and add wine. Toss in some flour, and mix. Then fill, little by little, two irons at a time with as much of the paste as a slice of cheese is large. Then close the iron and cook both sides. If the dough does not detach easily from the iron, coat it first with a piece of cloth that has been soaked in oil or grease. 

    • 1911 – First electric waffle iron introduced by General Electric.

    • 1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.

    • 1964 – Belgian Waffles debut at New York’s World’s Fair.

    My favorite breakfast is french toast, but I will always settle for a nice plate of hot waffles smothered in real butter with real maple syrup from New England.  However, if I have no real maple syrup, then I also like them with strawberries or blueberries and cream.  Strangely, they also go very good with a side of fried chicken or country sausage and gravy.

    Ok, now that I am making you drool on your computer, I want to let you know that my services to you as either a buyer’s agent or as a seller’s agent is nothing to drool about.

    With eight years of real estate experience from starter homes to country estates in England to multi-million dollar properties at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, I have a hard work ethic that is sweeter than Vermont Maple Syrup.

    So, enjoy the tidbits about National Waffle Day and then call me to see how I can help you land a sweet deal with a new home to call your own.

    No Waffling With My Clients,

    Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor

    307-286-0396 — Mobile phone

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