You have a waffle iron you really want to use, but you may not know where to start? Well, I’m here to help you! This basic guide shows you how to use a waffle iron with good results! Don’t you have a waffle iron yet? Take a look at our reviews and choose the best waffle iron for you (may I present the Belgian Presto Flip waffle iron… you’ll love it!) Our latest shopping guide is also a good starting point for searching for your dream car!
Now we’re gonna have a waffle iron!
Make your dough
There are two ways to get a pile of ready-made waffles: either by getting a mix of ready-made waffles from the shop, or by making your own pile! If you are using a ready-to-use waffle mix, prepare your head for the second step or read on to learn how to make your own perfect waffle dough!
Some say ready-made waffle mixes are better because they save a lot of time. Others say that ready-made blends are filled with unnatural preservatives, and that it is much better to make your own. Basically, do what you want and what suits you.
If you want to try to beat your own batch of dough, follow the instructions below to make the perfect waffle dough. You can also pick up a neat waffle mix in the shop or order this great Stonewall Waffle Mix for the kitchen we love!
Ingredients (16 waffles) :
- 2 cups of flour
- 4 teaspoons baker’s yeast
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 glass of whole milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In the middle bowl, whisk together the flour, powder, sugar and salt.
- Slowly add the milk, butter, eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and sigh continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
- Let the dough rest for 5 minutes to thicken it (in the meantime, you can plug the waffle iron into the socket to heat it up).
- Below you will find very detailed instructions on how to use your waffle iron accurately to obtain the best possible result!
Heated Waffle Maker
When you have prepared the waffle dough or received the finished mixture, connect the waffle iron and turn it on. Some devices turn on automatically when connected, while others may have a switch. Most machines have an indicator that shows that the waffle iron works without guessing!
Make sure the waffle iron is in a dry place and on a flat surface. If your waffle iron has a drip tray, make sure it is placed under your machine. If you don’t have a drip tray, place a plate under the waffle iron to catch the leaking dough.
Some wafer machines have a fixed temperature, and the best way to prepare the perfect setting for your stove is to switch to the desired setting immediately after connecting the machine. It is recommended that most waffle machines maintain a low temperature and cook slowly, especially when used for the first time. This avoids the risk of accidentally burning the waffle!
Grease the waffle iron – if necessary!
Check again, according to the wafer manufacturer’s instructions, whether a spray or an oil brush should be added to the molten oil to prevent the wafer residue from sticking to the surface. Most waffle irons don’t need anything else, so you can just pour the dough directly into the waffle without spreading it! The Oster DuraCeramic waffle iron has amazing non-stick and chemical-free plates that you should definitely check out!
Keep the lid of your waffle iron closed while waiting for the readiness indicator to indicate that the waffle iron is ready. If your waffle iron does not have an availability indicator, wait about 5 minutes to make sure the machine has warmed up sufficiently.
Watch out for the waffle iron, it’s getting hot! (But the waffles should be served nice and warm, right?!)
Pouring over the dough
When the waffle iron is ready, open the waffle iron and pour the waffle dough so that it covers the whole waffle iron and close the lid. Often the waffle iron has a measure for the amount of batter to be poured. Check the instructions for the ideal quantity of your machine!
When the waffle has been prepared, steam escapes at the sides and the lid can go up when the waffle rises. Both signs of delicious waffles on the way!
Some waffle irons have an indicator light indicating that the waffle has been baked, while others require a little more guesswork and clock monitoring. It is best to look to the side of the waffle iron and see how the dough becomes a cake, like a texture. Most wafer manufacturers require 3 to 5 minutes.
If you are using a traditional waffle iron on a stove, set the timer and assume it will bake for 5 minutes or more.
Open the waffle iron and take a look. Is the waffle golden and crispy? Or is it still pale and raw? If the waffle looks pale, it may take longer to cook. Just close the lid and continue baking until the waffle has the perfect colour and texture for you!
Plates and pet food!
When the waffle is done, push the waffle up with a plastic spoon or tongs and a plate. You can then do more by repeating this process until all the waffles are ready. If you think a waffle iron needs to be cleaned properly, check out our blog about cleaning a waffle iron.
Finally, enjoy the waffles to your heart’s content. In some versions you can add strawberries and Nutella or maple syrup with bananas. Try Greek yogurt with honey or a mixture of berries and ice cream. No matter how much you want perfect waffles, they’re sure to be delicious!
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