We all love food, don’t we? While many of us love cooking, others prefer eating. No matter which category we belong to, we all deserve a healthy meal. When we talk about breakfast, pikelets, pancakes, french toast and waffles are something we love to gobble. All of these are fantastic ideas with a side of fruits and some delicious syrup.
You only get the satisfaction eating a waffle when it is cooked the way it has to be cooked. A perfect waffle can be described as light, airy, and fluffy with a crispy texture on the outside. Here are some tips to make some mouth-watering waffles.
1. The Waffle Maker:
Waffle Makers come in various sizes, shapes, and models. Flip Waffle Makers are better as you can flip the waffle maker so that the raw batter doesn’t form into lumps on one side of the waffle. Make sure to choose a waffle maker with a non-stick surface to save the hassle of cleaning.
2. The batter:
While preparing the mixture, be sure to use separate bowls for the wet and dry ingredients. The batter should be thin enough to fill in the mould comfortably when you pour it into the mould. There are more chances of getting a crispier waffle with a thinner batter.
3. Be gentle:
When you’re mixing the mixture, make sure to pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and then use a spatula to fold them through. Avoid using an electric beater even though it’s easier compared to using a utensil.
4. Control fat:
If you thought that making waffles with butter or shortening is tasty, think again. Adding vegetable oil can make waffles tastier and healthier than when made with butter or shortening.
5. Milk or buttermilk:
While cooking waffles, cakes, pancakes, etc., we prefer to use milk. For making crispier waffles use half portion of milk and half portion of buttermilk.
Even though you’re using a waffle maker with a non-stick surface make sure to grease the mould. For the first few waffles, you might need to grease the surface repeatedly in between the first few waffles.
To enrich your waffle eating experience, add a hint of vanilla essence or amaretto which gives your waffle a burst of flavor. You might not even need syrup or butter.
8. The Test Waffle:
Check your waffle maker’s settings and make a test waffle so that the waffles that you make after come out perfectly. This waffle will tell you the perfect temperature settings, the amount of grease you should use and the time for cooking the waffle.
9. The Toppings:
Toppings are the best part of making waffles. You can add fruits, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, butter, honey, etc. While adding, the toppings make sure they are not cold or too hot. Toppings are best when served on waffles at room temperature.
These are a few tips to make your waffles perfect. Although simple recipes are easier and faster, be sure to experiment with your cooking to discover many hidden benefits.