Sunday, January 16, 2022

How to Make Waffles At Home With 5 Easy Recipes!

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Today, let’s learn how to make waffles. Shall we?

A special meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, without a waffle station is incomplete. Waffles served with maple syrup or whipped cream taste like heaven. I have to admit that the first time I ate waffles, I was pleasantly surprised. It is an innovative delicacy that suits everyone’s taste buds!

Now, think about homemade waffles. How nice would it be if you knew how to make waffles at home easily with just a few ingredients and a waffle-maker, also called waffle-baker!

Making waffles may seem a daunting task, but trust me, it’s easier than you think it is. I have a perfect list for beginners and bakers alike of 5 recipes of the best waffles you have ever eaten.

What are Waffles?

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Waffle is made from a batter similar to a pancake, which is poured between two hot irons, called a waffle-maker. The irons are usually patterned, and hence, waffles have different shapes and sizes.

Waffles are traditionally a part of breakfast cuisine but are also a loved dessert or snack. Homemade waffles can be a huge hit with the family.

They are extremely popular because of their crispy texture on the outside and softness on the inside with pockets to retain the syrupy dampness.

Types of Waffles

There are many different types of waffles which are a speciality in different regions. While buying a waffle-maker, you have to mind the particular type of waffle you want to make. Let’s look at some of the types of waffles that are famous across the world.

Belgian Waffles

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A fun fact, Belgian waffles did not originate in Belgium but North America. These waffles are similar to classic waffles but have a light batter and deeper pockets.

These are also thicker and are made with baking powder, not yeast. They come in different shapes and sizes and usually have finished edges.

Brussels Waffles

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Brussels waffles are famous for their fluffy texture, which is induced by beaten egg whites and yeast. These are usually rectangular.

American Waffles

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These waffles have a denser batter and use baking powder for a nice and tight final product. The dents or pockets in these kinds of waffles are numerous compared to others, making them ideal for holding the syrup.

These are used in sweet dishes and savoury as a base for chicken and more.

Liege Waffles

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These waffles are sweeter and denser than their cousins, the Brussels and Belgian waffles. This waffle is made from yeast dough, and a caramelized sugar coating is usually provided to the outer layer, which is the secret of its iconic sweet taste.

All about a Waffle Maker

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A waffle maker, also called a waffle baker, is a cooking appliance used to make waffles. It has two hot irons, which are usually patterned. You only have to pour the batter into the waffle maker, close the irons and then wait for a little time.

In a few minutes, you will get a nice, fluffy waffle out of a waffle maker. There are different waffle makers for different kinds of waffles.

Price of waffle makers of different brands on Amazon

  1. The Prestige waffle maker costs around INR 1390.

2. The Froth and Flavour commercial Belgian waffle maker costs around INR 8,900.

3. Primalite Belgian waffle maker costs around INR 2399.

4. Borosil waffle maker costs around INR 2150.

How to Clean a Waffle Iron?

Cleaning a waffle iron of the maker depends upon the material used in making the irons of the waffle maker.

Irons made of cast aluminium must be hand washed softly.

Cast steel, on the other hand, is dishwasher safe.

Though non-stick iron waffle maker must be hand-washed, it is easy to clean.

Now, finally, let’s get started on how to make waffles.

1. How to Make Waffles: Classic Waffle Recipe

This classic flavour melts in your mouth and tastes like no other. Sometimes, the basic dish, in this case, the basic homemade waffles made from basic ingredients, tastes the best, won’t you agree?

These fluffy waffles are fun to make and require the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Let’s get the Ingredients

  1. 4 cups- all-purpose flour
  2. 3 cups- Granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon- Baking powder
  4. 1 pinch- Kosher salt
  5. 1 cup- Butter
  6. 1 cup- Milk
  7. 2 Eggs
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Now that we have all the ingredients ready follow the directions given below to know how to make waffles-

How to Make Waffles

Step 1: Take all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix them. Set it aside.

Step 2: Melt the butter. Add some milk to get a creamy liquid texture, and the butter doesn’t get lumpy.

Step 3: Now, take all the wet ingredients. Add the melted butter to the milk and mix them with the eggs and vanilla extract.

Step 4: In the next step, you have to mix the wet and the dry ingredients while stirring them gently. If you see lumps in your batter, do not panic, a few lumps are okay. It would be wise not to over stir. Also, don’t forget to pre-heat your waffle-maker by this time. Before the first batch, use non-stick cooking spray. If you do not have cooking spray, no worries! Vegetable oil can also do the work. Just use it on the hot waffle iron.

Step 5: Pour in the batter to the pre-heated waffle iron and cook them according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Cook them as long as required.

If your waffles stick to the iron of the waffle maker, then the iron is not hot enough. The next time, make sure the waffle iron is hot before you pour in the batter.

Now, serve the waffles hot with maple syrup, butter or whipped cream with some fresh fruit. Lo and behold! This is a perfect weekend breakfast.

Alternatively, you can use more waffles in a lot of ways. My favourite way to eat these waffles is with chocolate fudge brownie on the waffles served with chocolate syrup.

There’s a charm in experimenting with food.

2. How to Make Waffles: Belgian Waffle Recipe

Belgian Waffles are a close relative of the previous one. They are made in special Belgian waffle-maker because of which they have deeper pockets.

Ingredients

  1. 4 cups- all-purpose flour
  2. 3 cups- Granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon- Baking powder
  4. 1 pinch- Kosher salt
  5. 1 cup- Butter. Vegetable oil can also be used.
  6. 1 cup- Milk
  7. 2 Eggs
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

You will realize that the ingredients are similar to the previous one. However, the recipe is a little different. Let’s get to know how to make waffles using this recipe-

How to make Belgian Waffles

Step 1: Similar to the previous recipe, take all the dry ingredients, that is, flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt, and mix them.

Step 2: Melt the butter. Again, you can add some milk to it.

Step 3: Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks as shown in the video below, and then add the yolks with the wet ingredients. Then beat the egg whites until firm peaks form in them. Mixing them separately will keep the batter light.

Step 4: Take all the wet ingredients, that is, milk, butter, yolks and vanilla extract and mix them.

Step 5: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and gently whisk the batter. Don’t overdo it.

Step 6: Now, fold the egg whites into the batter slowly.

Step 7: Pre-heat your Belgian waffle maker, use cooking spray and pour in the batter over the waffle iron. Now, cook for the required time, as specified in the instructions of the waffle maker.

Serve warm or freeze waffles in the refrigerator and keep them in airtight containers for months. Enjoy your homemade waffles!

3. How to Make Waffles: Bacon and Cheese Waffle Recipe

These bacon and cheese waffles are a complete breakfast food. Let’s make them in a little different manner.

Ingredients for the Recipe

  1. 2 cups- Pancake mic/ waffle mix
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 cup- Milk
  4. 1 cup- Sour cream
  5. 1 tablespoon- melted butter
  6. 6 -8 bacon strips which are cooked beforehand
  7. 1 cup- shredded cheddar cheese

To know how to make waffles using bacon and cheese, follow the directions given below-

How to Make Bacon and Cheese Waffles

Step 1: Take a bowl and, in it, place the pancake/ waffles mix.

Step 2: In another bowl, mix the egg, milk, sour cream and butter. Stir until they all blend.

Step 3: In the mixture, fold in the bacon and cheddar cheese.

Step 4: Repeat the process of pre-heating the waffle maker, using non-stick cooking spray and cooking the waffles on the waffle iron according to the instructions until they turn golden brown.

Serve warm or freeze them in freezer bags; either way, enjoy the delicious dish, which is perfect for a Sunday morning.

4. How to Make Waffles: Oatmeal Waffle Recipe

Let’s get down to it! These oatmeal waffles are a favourite of the family. These are healthy and very tasty.

Ingredients for the Recipe

  1. 1 and 1/2 cup- all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup- quick oats
  3. 3 teaspoons- baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  8. 6 tablespoons- melted butter
  9. 2 tablespoons- granulated sugar.
  10. Fresh fruit and yoghurt of your choice.

To know how to make waffles using oatmeal, follow the directions given below-

How to Make Oatmeal Waffles

Step 1: Take a large bowl and mix the ingredients, which are flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set it aside.

Step 2: Take a small bowl and whisk the eggs, milk, butter and sugar together.

Step 3: Now, add the contents of the small bowl to the flour mixture. Stir lightly until they all blend.

Step 4: Preheat the waffle iron and grease it with cooking spray. Now pour the batter and cook according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Enjoy the delicious waffles with maple syrup or anything you would like. You may also eat frozen waffles after storing them in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

5. How to Make Waffles: Hawaiian Waffle Recipe

This one is a great recipe.

Ingredients for the Recipe

  1. 1 can- crushed pineapple (undrained)
  2. 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon sugar (for the waffles)
  3. 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  4. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  5. 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  6. 2 cups- flour
  7. 4 teaspoons- baking powder
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 eggs, lightly beaten, and whites and yolks separated
  10. 1 cup milk
  11. 1/4 cup- melted butter
  12. 1 can pineapple (drained)
  13. 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts

How to Make Hawaiian Waffle Recipe

Step 1: In a large saucepan, mix the first five ingredients, undrained crushed pineapple, 1/2 cup sugar only, coconut, corn syrup and pineapple juice.

Cook slowly on medium heat and bring to boil. Then reduce heat and let it simmer until sauce begins to thicken. Set it aside.

Step 2: Now, for the waffle, take a bowl and mix the dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder, rest of the sugar and salt.

Step 3: Combine egg yolks, milk and butter.

Step 4: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones. Stir in pineapple and nuts. Beat the egg whites until firm peaks form in them. Then, gently fold them into the batter. Stir lightly.

Step 5: Preheat, the waffle maker. Pour in the batter over the waffle iron and cook according to instructions until golden brown.

Top the waffle with the sauce that you prepared, and now, you are good to go. Dig in!

How to Store Waffles

You can freeze waffles in the refrigerator or freezer. Use parchment paper between each piece so that they do not stick with each other. They would remain healthy for many weeks in the former and many months in the latter, so they need not worry about leftovers anymore.

To reheat the waffles before eating, use a microwave oven or a toaster oven. The latter will keep the waffles crisp. Reheat them and then serve with your favourite topping.

10 Best Toppings for your Homemade Waffles on every occasion!

Now that we know how to make waffles, base let’s look at some of the best toppings to go with your homemade waffles on every occasion. The best thing about waffles is that they are very adaptable. It doesn’t matter that you want something sweet or savoury.

Waffles can adapt to your taste buds. I would happily have some waffles with any meal of the day. Let’s look at some of the delicious ways you can top your waffles, made from a great recipe.

Whipped cream and Chocolate syrup

You can also add some nuts to bring a crunchy flavour with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. It would be the best dessert waffle recipe ever.

Ice Cream

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Add a scoop or two of your favourite flavour on top of your homemade waffles and enjoy the two blends into a delectable treat.

I prefer chocolate, but you can choose anything from butterscotch to strawberry. It is delicious.

Blueberries and Yoghurt

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Yoghurt can be a great alternative if you don’t want ice cream. Top it up with some tasty blueberries, and you are good to go!

Honey

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The sweetness of the honey will merge with waffles to create the best waffles. Serve warm and enjoy the delicacy.

Peanut butter

Peanut Butter topping
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Peanut butter goes so well with waffles that you will wonder why it isn’t more famous. You can choose the crunchy one or the creamy one.

I prefer the former because it gives a soft and crunchy texture with the waffles in my mouth.

Buttermilk syrup

You can quickly make some buttermilk syrup to go with the homemade waffles. You will need some butter, sugar, vanilla extract and buttermilk.

Bring to boil while stirring and done! The whole process will take just about 10 minutes of yours.

Strawberry syrup

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Although the other syrups are more popular, strawberry isn’t too far in the game. Alternatively, you can also have sliced strawberries and whipped cream with your waffles.

You can always use many other syrups like blueberry syrup, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup and others.

Brownie and chocolate syrup

Brownies and syrup
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As I had said before, this one is my favourite. Brownie goes so well with waffles because it gives a soft texture to their crunchy exterior. You must try this!

Cinnamon sugar

You can add cinnamon sugar to your homemade waffles when they are still warm and soak in the flavourful treat.

Ham and cheese

Make the sweet dish savoury with some ham and cheese. You can also use some sausage and bacon to enhance the taste. You will be surprised at the wonders of this combination.

Follow the recipe given above for bacon and cheese if you want to know how to make waffles using savoury ingredients.

Waffles are a delight. Along with being very easy to make, they are a gratifying sweet and savoury dish—crisp and smooth exterior compliments the soft interior wonderfully well. In no time, you will find yourself in a trance of sweetness and delight.

What are you waiting for, now that you know how to make waffles? Make your wonderful waffle recipe today!

 

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