“Homer Loves Flanders” season 5, episode 16
Mmm… sacrilicious. It’s about time we got to one of my favorite food moments in all of Simpsons history: Homer eating the ceiling waffle. Unbelievably, this moment is in the same episode as the infamous nacho hat and the advisory board fruit punch (both of which appear in The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook!). What a food-tastic episode.
Since I’ve waxed poetic about this episode before, let’s get to the waffle. After Homer looks to the heavens and asks god why he’s mocking him (instead of blessing him with Flanders-less Super Bowl tickets)…
Marge: Homer, that’s not god. That’s just a waffle that Bart tossed up there.
[Marge dislodges the waffle using a broom handle and knocks it into Homer’s hands]
Homer: I know I shouldn’t eat thee, but…
This waffle recipe is based on Homer’s Patented Space-Age Out-of-This-World Moon Waffles (a new and improved recipe also appears in the cookbook). I’ve taken away the smokey, caramel-y element and added cinnamon for a tasty winter waffle. Serve with enough maple syrup to stick it to the ceiling.
Sacrilicious Ceiling Waffles
1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Butter and maple syrup, for serving
- Whisk together the milk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Whisk just until combined.
- Preheat your waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray. Add 1/4 of the batter, or the amount specified by your waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until golden brown and crisp. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve with butter and maple syrup. Toss one up on the ceiling and eat it later.