My aunt's waffles

Discussion in 'Baking, Bread Making and Cakes' started by medtran49, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    SE Florida
    Aunt Pat's Waffles

    She only made these on special occasions, like Christmas or your birthday or if you were visiting from far away.

    2 whole large eggs
    2 cups milk
    real vanilla extract, she didn't measure but did a quick pour, probably between 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
    3 cups AP flour
    1 tsp salt
    3-4 Tbsp sugar
    4 tsp baking powder
    3/4 cup melted butter, cooled (you can use cooking oil, but why)

    Separate eggs. Beat the whites until stiff. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, beat the yolks, add milk and vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients and add to the milk. Stir in the butter. Gently fold in the egg whites.

    Cook on a waffle iron per directions of your machine. I prefer the deeper grids, but the thinner grids work well too.

    You can cover and keep batter in fridge for up to 5 days, may develop a bluish tinge, but it's okay. Or, you can cook it all up, just undercooking the waffles slightly, freeze in a single layer, then you can bag and store. Reheat later at 375 for a few minutes on 1 side, flip and let bake until warm on both sides.

    She always served with more melted butter and warmed syrup.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Sounds like a good recipe. Do I need to buy a waffle maker now? I do have a silicon waffle mould which goes in the oven but am yet to try it out. I'm a waffle newbie!
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  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    @medtran49, I'm going to have a go at making Swedish Rosettes (waffles) in the next few days. Its a similar mixture but different proportions of ingredients:

    2 large eggs, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. salt.

    These are deep fried on the end of a waffle iron. we will see!
  4. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

    SE Florida
    We call those rosette cookies or cookie irons over here. Waffles here are made generally with electric appliances that have square or round cooking areas that have grids with squarish indentations to hold butter and syrup after the waffle has cooked. I have one similar to below. I've used the plain flat ones that you fill and close the top, but prefer the flip one, and I like the deeper hole ones, but those are my personal preferences. I've seen waffle molds made of just metal that either go in the oven or on the stovetop (not sure, never used). Somehow, I don't think a silicone waffle mold will give the crispy finish on the outside of the waffle like a metal one will.

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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