Ditch the frozen pre-packaged waffles and whip up some insanely fluffy and delicious homemade waffles. There is just something wonderful about waking up to the smell of homemade, buttery waffles drizzled in maple syrup. How do you make these perfectly sounding waffles?
When making homemade waffles, there are some things all waffles have in common. They should be crispy on the outside and soft, fluffy, and flavorful on the inside. They should peel away from the waffle iron without falling apart and stays soft as it cools. Follow these tips, and you too, can create a mouth-watering meal.
We’ll let you in on a secret; the batter is everything when it comes to making waffles. Here are some tips to follow when selecting a recipe or creating your own.
How do you know which waffle maker is right for you? There are many different styles and variations of waffle makers. You may not know what you actually need or what features you want. When looking to purchase a waffle maker, here are some things you should consider.
Once you’ve chosen your maker, remember to always follow the manufacture's instructions for preheating and cleaning.
Always heat your waffle iron for at least 10 minutes before you pour in the batter. If you don’t do this, your waffles won’t rise, making them flat and heavy. Avoid using cooking spray. Cooking spray can damage the iron and alter the taste of your waffle. Instead, baste the iron with a little vegetable oil to prevent the waffle from sticking. Let the iron do its job. Don’t peak or open the lid in the middle of cooking. This will inevitably cause the waffle to split apart.
The best part about making waffles is adding the toppings! There are endless amounts of toppings you can add to a waffle. Waffles are so versatile and accommodating; they can basically be topped with anything, so get creative.
For savory waffles - like the classic fried chicken and waffles - try adding sausage gravy, toasted pecans, cheese, pulled pork, really anything you’d eat for lunch or dinner. The toppings are endless! Pair these waffles with a side salad or veggies, and voilà dinner is served.
For sweet waffles - try adding things like brown sugar, maple syrup, fresh fruit, whip cream, butter, jellies and preserves, chocolate chips, even ice cream tastes good on waffles.
Hungry yet? It’s no wonder why waffles are one of the most loved breakfast foods. With so many variations and recipes, you’re bound to please even the pickiest of eaters. So, dig out the waffle maker or consider getting one, try new recipes, or create a new tradition of your own.