Gingerbread Waffles

Ingredients
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. molasses
1/3 c. shortening, melted


Directions
1.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, ground ginger, and sugar; set aside.

2.  Combine eggs, buttermilk, molasses, and melted shortening, stirring until well blended.  Add to flour mixture. Stir until blended.

3.  Cook in a waffle iron, according to the manufacturer's directions.  I use a deep Belgian waffle maker, but any type of waffle maker will work.  Serve with pure maple syrup or lemon curd (here's my recipe for homemade lemon curd).

Makes about 14 waffles.  Waffles can be made ahead and frozen.  Thaw and reheat in the oven at 300 degrees for just a few minutes, until they are heated through and the surface is 're-crisped.'

Enjoy!


Source:  The Kitchen is My Playground
www.thekitchenismyplayground.com