a pumpkin morning

A pumpkin morning centers around something fresh and warm from the griddle–a cakelike, spice-scented waffle, that is.

A soft, thick batter, pressed between the grids of an iron emerges tender and fragrant with the flavors of autumn.

Have the waffle with, perhaps, a pour of warm maple syrup or swipe of honey-butter. Or a compote of gently baked pear or apple slices. But I’m content to have mine with a dusting of cinnamon-confectioners’ sugar as fast as I can get it from iron to plate.