Giddo's Dream Waffles

Chelsea Hollow Recipe

By Chelsea Hollow BoBelsea

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Several months ago, I awoke from an extremely vivid dream. Giddo, my grandfather who passed away when I was six years old, was standing right in front of me, statuesque as ever. His eyes sparkled with his smile and with his huge calloused hands he gave me a tattered and folded piece of paper. The entire exchange lasted but seconds and, turning around, he walked away into the garden. I opened the paper and saw this recipe for waffles. I woke up immediately, still remembering the entire dream, and wrote down the recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The flavor of these waffles is so fresh, and the texture light and tender! The addition of creme fraiche is a stroke of kitchen genius.


2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
4 tsp
baking powder
2 Tbsp
1 1/2 c
creme fraiche
1/3 c
butter, melted
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
2/3 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Set aside and preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the crème fraiche, butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture into the flour and combine. Stir in the Champagne and lemon zest. Feel free to add more Champagne if needed to make it the correct consistency (really thick and gooey).
Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook until golden & crisp. Serve immediately.
*If you truly want to make this recipe in the spirit of Giddo, put tiny pieces of raw bacon on the iron before pouring in the batter and serve with Nana’s Apricot Jam.
Crème Fraiche Recipe
*note: takes two days of culturing

2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons cultured buttermilk

Pour both cream and buttermilk into jar. Mix together, cover with coffee filter, and leave in a warm spot (about 70-75 degrees F.) for 24 hours, or until thick. Refrigerate for 24 hours before using. Should last a week or two.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Waffles
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Laura Shinn lashinn57
Dec 29, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Laura Shinn lashinn57
Dec 29, 2013
I am grateful for dreams. This is the best waffle recipe I have ever tried or tasted. The family raved about them.
Chelsea Hollow BoBelsea
Aug 12, 2013
@teddle38 Creme fraiche is a cultured sour cream. You can replace with your favorite sour cream but nothing beats homemade creme fraiche. :) I have my recipe for homemade creme fraiche included in step 5 of the instructions.
Gina Collier teddle38
Aug 12, 2013
Pardon my ignorance but, what is creme fraiche? I've never heard of it before now. I really would like to try this recipe.
Billie Neal WildExpectation
Apr 28, 2013
This just goes to show that people reall do not want their recipes to lost forever after they pass on!!! Thanks for remembering it enough to right it down Chelsea!!!! You definitely got pinched on this one, several times!!!!