Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Light and Crispy Waffles

Sister E helped me to buy this waffle maker (Bluesky) from Carrefour 2 weeks ago but I only collected it 2 days ago. The usual selling price is SGD19.90 but I got it on offer, only SGD9.90 and what's more, if you are a DBS Everyday Card holder, you get another 10% off!


Along with the set, it came with a recipe that requires egg separation and to whisk the egg whites to soft peak. Being lazy, I started to search for simple recipes on the Net. I found Baking Bites's blog and she sure has lots of waffle recipes! Browsed through her blog and found a recipe that does not need egg separation. The waffle is indeed crispy and light but my waffles are very thin, unlike the Belgian waffles. I googled and found out from Wikipedia that this waffle iron is actually used for Scandinavian waffles (thin waffles made in a heart shaped waffle iron).

Also, the waffle doesn't brown evenly but I read somewhere that you need to season the iron and subsequently, your waffles will all be nicely browned. I'll have to use this more often and not let it become another white elephant (like my Penguin Waffle Maker :P). Nevertheless, I'm not complaining since this is such a good buy.

This waffle can be eaten on it's own if you do not have sweeth tooth like me or otherwise, you may add some maple syrup to go along (which I did for the kiddos) and top with some fresh berries, yummy!

Light and Crispy Waffles
(adapted from the Waffles of Insane Greatness)

Ingredients
2/3 cup all purpose flour (I just use Self Raising Flour and omit the other rising agents in the recipe)
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in milk, oil, egg and vanilla. Whisk together until fully combined.
  3. Let batter rest for 30-60 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions (the oil in the waffles should eliminate the need to grease the iron).
  5. Serve immediately with syrup, butter and/or berries.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

can you post some pics of your AMC cooking ware? im a newbie and have no idea how a AMC cookware looks like? where can i get the AMC cookware? are they about the same as corning ware?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi,
I bought my AMC pots from their agent. I don't remember seeing thembeing sold in departmental stores.

You may view the pots here

http://www.amc.info/amc-english.html

Zoe said...

oh waffles waffles. my favourite waffles. i love eating waffles.

Is the batter hard to make? Ok..maybe hard is not the correct word but is it tedious?

i love waffles so much when i smell my toddler's sweaty hair, i swear i smell waffles. :)

very duh ah....but really tempting to get a waffle maker! I very cheapo, i like those 90cents/$1 waffles from confectionary shop - can achieve that kind of taste and standard?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Zoe,
This is not tedious, just that you will need to rest the batter for at least 1/2 hour before cooking. This recipe yields a thin waffle, unlike those sold outside. I've another recipe that is easy too and the batter is slightly heavier. Not like commercially sold ones too but the waffle has more "subtance". However, for that one, the crust is not crispy as no corn flour used. I'll be posting the recipe shortly.

My dad says it's not as fragrant, I believe they use pandan paste and coconut milk, thus taste better in terms of flavour.

You are a true blue waffler lover ;-)

Val said...

Any idea is the waffle maker still available in carrefour?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi Val,
I have no idea if they are still selling this. You may want to call them up to check before going down.