My mama bought me one for Christmas when I was about 23, and I was far too excited than a normal person would be at the prospect of making my own waffles. My only problem was I didn’t have any kind of electric beater (or even hand-cranked one) with which to beat my egg whites, as the recipe suggested.
That so didn’t stop me. I sat in front of the tv with a big bowl, some egg whites and a whisk and beat them by hand until they were firm enough. No kidding. It took me about an hour and I never, ever did it again. That poor waffle iron got put back into the cupboard until I could afford electric beaters!
I still don’t have electric beaters, or a mixer of any kind. but I DO have an electric whisk attachment to my stick blender! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Some people still look at me incredulously when I tell them I beat my butter and sugar by hand. I like to think it’s because I’m old-fashioned and I enjoy having one bicep bigger than the other, but it more truthfully is because I’ll never in my whole life ever be able to afford a KitchenAid mixer.
For these waffles, I used the basic waffle batter recipe that came with the waffle maker (whoa, extreme! I know!), except I added mashed banana to it. Easy peasy.
The butterscotch sauce is even easier. You have butter, sugar and cream? you have butterscotch sauce!
You got a door? You got a gym!
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream
3 tablespoons butter
1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, then let simmer, stirring, two minutes until thickened.