1.25.2009

Cinnamon/Nutmeg Waffles

There's a place in Los Angeles (there's actually three in the SoCal area) called Roscoe's (we normally don't say the entire name) that by far has the best waffles around. They do "something" to them to make them taste so wonderful. For years (and years) people have tried to figure out the recipe. Is it cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, butter, what? No one seems to know. I remember at one point thinking they made special butter, which is why their waffles tastes so good.

The other day I went and got a to-go order of some chicken and waffles, and discovered at least two of the ingredients in the recipe. Now, I haven't figured it out yet, but I guess I can keep on trying.

*Note, waffles are very heavy and will completely knock out the members of your family. Use discretion when making them before heading out of the door.

RECIPE: (pancakes/waffles)
1 c flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp sugar
1 c milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth.
Cook as you normally would. If making waffles cook until only a slight
amount of steam comes out of the waffle iron.

RECIPE: (syrup - if you're feeling really "homemade")
1 c. water
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring
2 c. sugar
Bring water to a boil. Add flavoring and sugar. Cook, constantly stirring for 2 minutes. This makes a very "watery" syrup... it also makes A LOT OF IT. Scale in half and you may be able to use it for the rest of the year.... it truly is A LOT!

3 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the cinnamon and nutmeg in your waffles - delicious!

Suzanne said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been to Roscoe's and to Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland (the owner's parents own Roscoe's). They are both amazing and I've wanted to try and recreate the yum at home. I'll definitely be trying your recipe for the family this weekend!

Lauren S said...

I just tried making these exactly as the recipe stated, and was very disappointed. WAY too much cinnamon, these tasted absolutely nothing like authentic Roscoe's waffles.