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Totally Disgusting Waffles
Sat 3-Sep-11
11:47 pm
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sanshojapan

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Yesterday I bought a one-waffle electric waffle maker. I searched for a waffle recipe online, and did this one, divided by three:

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons melted shortening
  • Preparation:
    Mix and sift dry ingredients. Combine beaten egg yolks, milk and shortening; add to dry ingredients, beating until smooth. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour batter into each section of a hot waffle iron. Cook waffles until crispy and browned. Waffle recipe serves 6.

     

    They were HORRIBLE. Tough and cardboardy. Is it the recipe, or do you think the waffle maker doesn't get hot enough? I threw them awaysteam
     
    sansho
Sun 4-Sep-11
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Hattie
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Hi Sansho,

Looking at the recipe you listed it seems to me that the problem is the HUGE amount   of baking powder¦¦that certainly would make it taste horrible. Peronally I use bicarbonate of soda &  something like buttermilk , sour milk or plain yogurt. I don't have an electric machine, I still use my old-fashioned one you heat up on the cooker ring¦.I bought in Holland in thr 1970's & it works splendidly.

However I found this recipe 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/bas.....dex.html 

It's American recipe & it is for an electric machine¦¦I have found Alton Brown's recipes to work well.  He uses both bicarb. & baking powder. Have a try with it & see whether it works better.  I suspect it will.

Good luck & let us know how it turns out.

PS: I often let mine ferment overnight for a better rise. You can use yeast to do this instead of the other rising agents.

 

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