The first waffle is said to have been the result of an accident in a kitchen in England during the thirteenth century.
How did it happen? A knight came into the kitchen still wearing his armor. He made the mistake of sitting down on some freshly baked oat cakes. When he got up, the cakes were very much flattened. The metal links of the armor made deep imprints in the cakes.
The knight was so hungry, he decided to eat the cakes anyway. He put some butter on them first. He and his wife had a nice little meal of the squashed hot cakes with butter. When they saw how nicely the melted butter stayed in the little squares, the couple decided to try the new kind of cakes more often. From that time on, the knight put on his armor at least once a week to sit in the fresh oat cakes.