Our heart-shaped waffle maker -- perfect for Valentine's Day -- is by Black & Decker, but we've had it many years. I visited their website and it looks like they don't sell heart-shaped waffle irons any longer, but you can find them other places, such as Amazon.
This is the best waffle recipe we've tried, a favorite that dates back to 2010 when we first made them. The flavor and texture are outstanding. Our waffle iron produces a thinner waffle, but I'm sure this recipe would fantastic as a thick Belgian waffle. Enjoy!
Wishing you and those you love a very happy Valentine's Day!
2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2) In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter and eggs. Add the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture and stir just until batter is combined. For the most tender waffles, do not overmix the batter. There should still be some lumps remaining.
3) Heat your waffle iron, oil the surface if needed, pour the appropriate amount of batter onto the iron, and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer waffles to a plate and keep warm in an oven set on low heat. Serve with butter, maple syrup, nuts or your favorite toppings.
Take a peek at some more great Valentine's Day ideas on my Pinterest board here.