Donated by: Mary Wolfe
The Heart-Shaped Waffle Iron was patented in America by at least 1922 but has been around since before 1900. It was a common feature of the Russian Mennonite hearth both in Russia and in Manitoba. This type of iron was used to make waffles on a wood burning stove.
It was common to have the recipe on the iron itself:
- Kartoffel Waffeln (potato waffles)
- ½ tt gekochte, (cooked) Geriebene Kartoffeln (grated potatoes)
- ¼ tt Mehl (flour)
- ¼ Lt. warme Milch. (warm milk)
- 3 Eier (Eggs)
- 50 Grm Butter
- 200 Grm Hefe (yeast)
This waffle iron belonged to the donor’s great-grandfather, c. 1900.