I made gingerbread waffles, yum, and this time tried to make some apple cider syrup using the easiest directions I could find from The Splendid Table — boil four cups of apple cider down to one cup. I boiled it down to 3/4 of a cup and it still wasn’t quite syrup consistency, but at least it wasn’t the apple gel from my first try (which I forgot about and let go waaay too long). The syrup (in the cup closest to the camera in this picture) was ok, tart and apple-y, but I think it would go better with a different food.
Tip for the gingerbread waffles – I leave them in the waffle iron for a little longer than usual, about 5 minutes. They are quite floppy when they come out so handle them carefully and stick them on the rack of a warm oven for a few mintues to crisp them up and keep them warm while the others are cooking.