My roommate, Dan, and his girlfriend, Christina, cook waffles all the time. She bought him the waffle-maker as a gift awhile ago and they’ve played with many different recipes since, but they could never get it evenly brown and risen. I even busted out my Robuchon cookbook and tried, what I thought would be, fool-proof waffle recipes, but they turned out to be a fail, too. We always blamed the fact that it was a non-rotating waffle maker and it just wasn’t meant to make the perfect waffle.

Then I woke up one morning to the all too familiar smell of waffles, but arrived at the kitchen to find the difference in this recipe almost instantly. It was a pristine-gold waffle. Crispy, salty, airy. Amazing.

So, a big thanks to Dan and Christina for sharing it with me. Now you try.