With this type of waffle iron shaped by a blacksmith from Périgord in the 18th century, you could cook not waffles but deliciously crunchy wafers, whose dough was made of wheat flour mixed with milk, butter and sugar
It was necessary to have the right dexterity to, once the ladle of dough poured on the plate below, press it immediately by closing the waffle iron and blocking the latch at the end of the handles and to ensure cooking and to ensure the printing of sought-after patterns.
We notice, on this model in particular, different patterns on the palette on the left, decorated with hearts facing each other, and on the one on the right, decorated with hearts which this time seem to be open.
The two plates benefiting all around these hearts, decorations of scrolls, small crosses and dotted lines.
These refined ornaments testify to the value of this object, probably offered on the occasion of a marriage between wealthy peasant families.
This waffle maker was part of the bride’s trousseau and enchanted young and old alike with playful evenings by the fire, perfumed with the sweet scent of pretty, barely golden wafers.
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