Waffles are among the favorite breakfast dishes that have been loved by generations. They rank right at the top with pancakes and crepes. All three have similar ingredients with minor differences.
They differ basically at the consistency of the batter, with waffles having the thickest batter and the crepes the thinnest. Waffles are cooked in special iron or toasters to form a crisp outside with whole lot of pockets to pour the syrups in.
With little time in the mornings when everyone is in a rush, it may not be feasible to make fresh waffles for breakfast, but Sundays are for leisurely breakfasts and fresh toasted waffles can be the perfect Sunday treat.
Waffles don’t take long to cook, even when made from scratch. The batter is easy to make and takes only a few minutes to whip up.
A few more minutes in the waffle toaster and fresh homemade waffles are ready to be relished with syrups and other toppings of choice.
Homemade waffles are healthier as they don’t have any preservatives or unnecessary additives in them. One can also keep the sugar and salt levels in control and season it just right. Waffles turn out healthier and much more economical when made at home.
All one needs for the waffle batter is flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, milk and eggs, all easily available in the kitchen. If you wish you can add fruit purees or chocolate chips to add flavor to the batter. The cooked waffles can be topped with fruits of choice to make them a healthy choice for breakfast.
Start by preheating the waffle iron. In a bowl mix a cup of flour, with 2 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tsp of salt and one and half tsp of baking powder. In another bowl put in a cup of milk, 2 tablespoon melted butter and an egg.
Whisk well and add the dry mix to it. Make a rough batter; don’t try to remove all the lumps. You don’t need a smooth batter.
Once the waffle maker is hot, pour a small amount of the batter into it. After a couple of times you will know exactly how much batter your waffle maker holds. Too little will give you weak waffles and too much will have the batter overflowing out of the toaster.
Cook for a couple of minutes or till the waffle is done. Remove from toaster and serve warm with pancake syrups, fruits or other toppings of choice. Repeat till the batter is done. Depending on the type of toaster you may have to oil or grease the toaster prior to heating it. Check the manual and follow the instructions given.