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Muse
05-03-2010, 11:25 PM
Reading reviews of waffle irons I see that many people prefer an iron that they can flip over during the cooking process. Why do they do this and what is the advantage?

brblx
05-03-2010, 11:27 PM
to more evenly distribute the batter, i guess.

but you're doing it wrong if you need to do that.

rcpratt
05-03-2010, 11:29 PM
Everything is more fun when you flip it.

BoomerD
05-04-2010, 01:50 AM
My wife has this one:

http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/25552-Waring-Pro-Professional-Double-Waffle-Maker-Model-WMK600.aspx

and loves it. So do I...it makes fabulous waffles...with her help of course. :biggrin:


Why flip waffles? Apparently, the idea is to help distribute the batter more evenly.

I dunno if it works or not, but the one I linked to makes GREAT waffles.

alfa147x
05-04-2010, 01:55 AM
I'm looking into getting a cast iron one. I hope it works like it should

guyver01
05-04-2010, 02:03 AM
The rotation makes waffles more uniform with less voids and both waffle plates get an even distribution of batter.

guyver01
05-04-2010, 02:04 AM
to more evenly distribute the batter, i guess.

but you're doing it wrong if you need to do that.

i guess all the professionals do it wrong then.. since nearly every professional chef uses the flip waffle maker... and even in Belgium where waffles were invented, they use the flip style (there's a reason its called the Belgium Waffle maker) .. but what do they know... brblx knows better :rolleyes:

brblx
05-04-2010, 03:15 AM
yup.

if you can't competently make a waffle in a normal, non-flipping wafflemaker, you should kill yourself.

Locut0s
05-04-2010, 03:20 AM
Are we talking this:

http://www.nexternal.com/armynavy/images/Cast-Iron-Waffle-Maker.gif

Or this:

http://4**************.com/_8Mo9wgzZpRk/SAz3-fRgCAI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/RLJ9udSE6Yg/s320/waffle_maker.jpg

I'd say the top type wins.

Muse
05-05-2010, 08:39 AM
Are we talking this:

http://www.nexternal.com/armynavy/images/Cast-Iron-Waffle-Maker.gif

Or this:

http://4**************.com/_8Mo9wgzZpRk/SAz3-fRgCAI/AAAAAAAAA0Y/RLJ9udSE6Yg/s320/waffle_maker.jpg

I'd say the top type wins.The top one looks like you put it over a flame on your gas range. Tricky because your flame will be different every time unless you have a range with detents (mine doesn't). I ordered this one yesterday (Proctor-Silex 26500 Morning Baker Belgian Waffle Baker):

http://www.amazon.com/Proctor-Silex-26500-Morning-Belgian-Waffle/dp/B00004X13D/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1273067316&sr=1-1 (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FProctor-Silex-26500-Morning-Belgian-Waffle%2Fdp%2FB00004X13D%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF 8%26s%3Dhome-garden%26qid%3D1273067316%26sr%3D1-1)

Consumer Research website

http://www.consumersearch.com/waffle-irons/best-waffle-irons

says it's very highly recommended by buyers, seems like good candidate for best bang for the buck award. Both my waffle irons crapped out recently and I've been Jonesing for waffles. I think I'll try flipping this one although I don't think it was designed for that. A few reviews at Amazon say they've had good success flipping this waffler. I read every one of the 90 reviews a Amazon. No bells and whistles, but consistently makes great waffles is the skinny. Plus it stores upright, takes up little space. Might be cheaper locally (Wal-Mart?), but seems pretty cheap at $30.57 shipped, so WTH. Should have it in a matter of days.

Edit: I don't know why but when I hit the link for this waffler in this post it goes to a different page than the one Iordered it from. It's listed as $22 or so with $10 or so shipping. If you search for the Proctor-Silex 26500 at Amazon you get a page where it's $30.57 with Super Saver shipping, which is where I ordered it. :confused:

geno
05-05-2010, 08:50 AM
i guess all the professionals do it wrong then.. since nearly every professional chef uses the flip waffle maker... and even in Belgium where waffles were invented, they use the flip style (there's a reason its called the Belgium Waffle maker) .. but what do they know... brblx knows better :rolleyes:

Holy shit. Served up with whipped cream and strawberries on top with a bit of syr....

brb...buying a waffle iron.

allisolm
05-05-2010, 09:03 AM
I certaily could be wrong, but the only flip waffle makers I've seen (electric) are for Belgian waffles. I buy the idea that the flipping is needed to help distribute the batter and heat evenly because it is a thicker waffle with deeper pockets.

I've never seen an electric flip appliance for regular waffles, professional or not. Does such a thing exist? Are Belgian waffles made from the same recipe as regular waffles?

SunnyD
05-05-2010, 09:05 AM
Everything is more fun when you flip it.
Indeed. At least that's what she told me.

biggestmuff
05-05-2010, 09:13 AM
i guess all the professionals do it wrong then.. since nearly every professional chef uses the flip waffle maker... and even in Belgium where waffles were invented, they use the flip style (there's a reason its called the Belgium Waffle maker) .. but what do they know... brblx knows better :rolleyes:


The are different types of waffles. "The professionals" are doing the American version. While not wrong, it not too traditional and far from the tastier European variety. Waffles in Belgium are made a couple of different ways. They don't all use a flip-style press. The most popular type of waffle in Belgium doesn't use the thin, runny batter that is common in the States; it uses a dough.

Blackjack200
05-05-2010, 09:15 AM
They flip because the people making them secretly wish that they were making pancakes, a superior breakfast. A wafflemaker flips his waffle while imagining a pancake in much the same way a ATOTer tugs on his sausage, imagining that a pointy elbowed dame was doing it.

Beev
05-05-2010, 09:31 AM
They flip because the people making them secretly wish that they were making pancakes, a superior breakfast. A wafflemaker flips his waffle while imagining a pancake in much the same way a ATOTer tugs on his sausage, imagining that a pointy elbowed dame was doing it.

You can go to hell, sir!

Waffles > pancakes

BY FAR

Muse
05-05-2010, 11:10 AM
you can go to hell, sir!

Waffles > pancakes

by far
qft.

Blackjack200
05-05-2010, 11:13 AM
You can go to hell, sir!


Waffle House? :awe:

Muse
05-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Waffle House? :awe:No, Hell. They do serve waffles in Hell, you know.

BoomerD
05-05-2010, 11:48 AM
No, Hell. They do serve waffles in Hell, you know.

Yes, but they come without butter or syrup...

(unless you're talking about Hell, Michigan) :P

Quasmo
05-05-2010, 12:32 PM
I had a waring pro waffle maker (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWaring-Pro-Waffle-Maker-Rotary%2Fdp%2FB0000VZZCM) for about 3 years ($50 at sams). It makes some of the best waffles I've had. The point of the flip isn't only for even distribution, you can't make batter fill pockets that are 1/2 inch deep, the second reason you flip is to put more air into the batter. When you have more air you get lighter more crisp waffles.

biggestmuff
05-05-2010, 01:53 PM
I had a waring pro waffle maker (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWaring-Pro-Waffle-Maker-Rotary%2Fdp%2FB0000VZZCM) for about 3 years ($50 at sams). It makes some of the best waffles I've had. The point of the flip isn't only for even distribution, you can't make batter fill pockets that are 1/2 inch deep, the second reason you flip is to put more aire into the batter. When you have more air you get lighter more crisp waffles.

:D

Pheran
05-05-2010, 02:18 PM
We have this one (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPresto-03510-FlipSide-Belgian-Waffle%2Fdp%2FB000TYBWIG%2F), works great. Mmmm waffles.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31vUojzJorL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

zinfamous
05-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Unfortunately, GI search does not provide images of people flipping iron waffles, as I was 2 steps from creating an excellent parody thread.

:(

guyver01
05-05-2010, 03:08 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418dkMKFf7L._SS400_.jpg
This is the best one out there.. its the one that many hotels use for their continental breakfasts.

Waring Pro WMK300A Professional Stainless-Steel Belgian Waffle Maker

ahenkel
05-05-2010, 03:11 PM
I think my waffle maker was made before I was born. Its still awesome though makes beastly size of your head waffles.

preslove
05-05-2010, 03:14 PM
This thread is now about...

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waffles?

troytime
05-05-2010, 03:23 PM
alton doesn't use a flip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3in0JurBe8

eldorado99
05-05-2010, 04:04 PM
They flip because the people making them secretly wish that they were making pancakes, a superior breakfast. A wafflemaker flips his waffle while imagining a pancake in much the same way a ATOTer tugs on his sausage, imagining that a pointy elbowed dame was doing it.

Reminds me of a TFP post. :hmm:

M0oG0oGaiPan
05-05-2010, 04:10 PM
http://1**************.com/_9hKv1CCs0us/Sal9PlsfPgI/AAAAAAAAAgY/ESCKlWk8Q88/s400/roscoes2xd0.jpg

Muse
05-06-2010, 09:56 AM
I had a waring pro waffle maker (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWaring-Pro-Waffle-Maker-Rotary%2Fdp%2FB0000VZZCM) for about 3 years ($50 at sams). It makes some of the best waffles I've had. The point of the flip isn't only for even distribution, you can't make batter fill pockets that are 1/2 inch deep, the second reason you flip is to put more aire into the batter. When you have more air you get lighter more crisp waffles.
Which brings us to the question: Should you separate the egg and beat the white stiff and fold it into the batter? :\ I was doing that recently with my square waffles before my irons died and the results were far superior. Reading reviews they say the Belgian waffle makers make light crisp waffles with a moist center. I'm guessing that separating etcetera the eggs will make them even better.

0roo0roo
05-06-2010, 09:58 AM
http://www.johnmariani.com/archive/2007/071216/Making%20Waffles,%20by%20Joachim%20de%20Beuckalaer ,.jpg

TXHokie
05-06-2010, 10:15 AM
Which brings us to the question: Should you separate the egg and beat the white stiff and fold it into the batter? :\ I was doing that recently with my square waffles before my irons died and the results were far superior. Reading reviews they say the Belgian waffle makers make light crisp waffles with a moist center. I'm guessing that separating etcetera the eggs will make them even better.

Just had some Belgian goodnight waffles with this flip Waring unit this morning. Just stick with the included Goodnight Waffle recipe (or look it up). That recipe beats all I've tried - follow it to the letter. Use good quality yeast and real vanilla. Top with scoop of whip cream, sliced strawberries and banana, and drizzle with syrup...mmmmmmm.

Muse
05-06-2010, 10:37 AM
alton doesn't use a flip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3in0JurBe8Quite the piece on waffles. However, it's cut short in the middle of Alton's explaining his perfect waffle recipe. What's up with that??????? :eek:

Muse
05-06-2010, 10:39 AM
Just had some Belgian goodnight waffles with this flip Waring unit this morning. Just stick with the included Goodnight Waffle recipe (or look it up). That recipe beats all I've tried - follow it to the letter. Use good quality yeast and real vanilla. Top with scoop of whip cream, sliced strawberries and banana, and drizzle with syrup...mmmmmmm.Yeast in a waffle recipe? Never heard of that. :eek:

Looks like I found it:

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/257/BelgiumGoodnightWaffles65878.shtml

biggestmuff
05-06-2010, 05:20 PM
As I alluded to in my initial post, the most popular waffles that are sold in Brussels and in most of Belgium are not made with a batter. They are made with a heavy, sticky and stiff dough. It's humorous each time someone mentions a "Belgian Waffle Maker" as most Belgian waffles are nothing like what those waffle irons typically produce.

The first part of the dough is made with yeast and then set aside and allowed to rise. This helps to create a lighter dough, but there is a second secret ingredient along with a special type of sugar.

zinfamous
05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Quite the piece on waffles. However, it's cut short in the middle of Alton's explaining his perfect waffle recipe. What's up with that??????? :eek:

you probably need to go to part 2. His shows are usually split into 2 parts on youtube.

preslove
05-06-2010, 06:21 PM
As I alluded to in my initial post, the most popular waffles that are sold in Brussels and in most of Belgium are not made with a batter. They are made with a heavy, sticky and stiff dough. It's humorous each time someone mentions a "Belgian Waffle Maker" as most Belgian waffles are nothing like what those waffle irons typically produce.

The first part of the dough is made with yeast and then set aside and allowed to rise. This helps to create a lighter dough, but there is a second secret ingredient along with a special type of sugar.

This.

European Belgian waffles > American Belgian waffles.

Muse
05-06-2010, 07:00 PM
As I alluded to in my initial post, the most popular waffles that are sold in Brussels and in most of Belgium are not made with a batter. They are made with a heavy, sticky and stiff dough. It's humorous each time someone mentions a "Belgian Waffle Maker" as most Belgian waffles are nothing like what those waffle irons typically produce.

The first part of the dough is made with yeast and then set aside and allowed to rise. This helps to create a lighter dough, but there is a second secret ingredient along with a special type of sugar.Just how secret is this? Can you link me to it?? I am a yeast freak. Don't know if my "Belgian" waffle maker (when it gets here, the Proctor-Silex 26500) is capable of producing this, though.

This.

European Belgian waffles > American Belgian waffles.So, is it possible to make a European Belgian waffle in an electric American Belgian waffle maker?

Muse
05-06-2010, 07:02 PM
you probably need to go to part 2. His shows are usually split into 2 parts on youtube.Thanks. Part 1 was quite entertaining. I guess you're saying this was produced for TV. That explains why it was so slickly make and so entertaining. It was impressive. There's a level of sincerity (albeit entirely humorous) that's very cool. I knew nothing whatsoever about this guy before seeing that video. I didn't see any obvious link to Part 2 when Part 1 concluded (shockingly abruptly), but I suppose I can find it.

Savarak
05-06-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks. Part 1 was quite entertaining. I guess you're saying this was produced for TV. That explains why it was so slickly make and so entertaining. It was impressive. There's a level of sincerity (albeit entirely humorous) that's very cool. I knew nothing whatsoever about this guy before seeing that video. I didn't see any obvious link to Part 2 when Part 1 concluded (shockingly abruptly), but I suppose I can find it.

You've never heard of Alton Brown's Good Eats? Its a classic food network show :)

Muse
05-07-2010, 09:53 AM
You've never heard of Alton Brown's Good Eats? Its a classic food network show :)I presume this is subscription TV (i.e. cable, dish). I don't subscribe. I'm OTA only (plus don't keep up on TV for the most part).

mugs
05-07-2010, 10:01 AM
You can go to hell, sir!

Waffles > pancakes

BY FAR

You guys can argue over the second best breakfast food. We all know french toast is superior to all other breakfast foods.

Muse
05-07-2010, 10:16 AM
alton doesn't use a flip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3in0JurBe8Here's the other half of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3UHlQhUxdY&feature=related

Great stuff! Subtext of Alton Brown's videos seems to be that "life's complicated." He's certainly fun, though. Never seen a cooking show that compares.

BTW, the waffler Alton Brown prefers and uses in the videos is the Villaware UNO Classic Round Waffler:

http://www.consumersearch.com/waffle-irons/villaware-uno-classic-round-waffler

It's $45, and not the one I decided on, the Proctor Silex 26500, which has only one setting and no bell, but costs $15 less.

You guys can argue over the second best breakfast food. We all know french toast is superior to all other breakfast foods.

French toast is OK, but IMO waffles >> FT.

oogabooga
05-07-2010, 11:07 AM
It's $45, and not the one I decided on, the Proctor Silex 26500, which has only one setting and no bell, but costs $15 less.



French toast is OK, but IMO waffles >> FT.

I love me some french toast. I love me some waffles. Why decide? there's plenty of mornings to have breakfast.

I have the same waffle iron. It works surprisingly well. I usually have to let my waffle sit in it for another minute or so after the light comes back on - but it does a decent job cooking the waffles.

dman
05-07-2010, 12:28 PM
I had a waring pro waffle maker (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWaring-Pro-Waffle-Maker-Rotary%2Fdp%2FB0000VZZCM) for about 3 years ($50 at sams).

We have the same one, got it at Costco a few years back. I think it was about $79 or so when we bought it. It seems well built and works very well for it's one purpose. We are lazy and use Aunt Jamima pancake/waffle mix (not the instant one that you just add milk, the one that you add oil+egg+milk). Either way, I'm sure we are not getting the full waffle experience but the kids love 'em just the same. Throw in some chocolate chips in the batter and they are quite happy.

With the chocolate chips, cleaning it was a bit of a pain (the chocolate chips stick a little). I once got lazy and balanced it over the sink and using the spray attachment to wash it down (while it was still warm but not hot). Seemed fine afterwards. All the stuff rinses right off that way. I pretty much do the same thing every time now. We only use it once a month on average. I might be ruining it slowly by cleaning it that way, but for the price I paid and for how long it's lasted thus far, I really don't care.





I saw a newer model (same thing otherwise) that has a handle that folds down for storage, seemed flimsy but is probably helpful for folks who are tight on storage.

Muse
05-07-2010, 04:24 PM
I love me some french toast. I love me some waffles. Why decide? there's plenty of mornings to have breakfast.

I have the same waffle iron. It works surprisingly well. I usually have to let my waffle sit in it for another minute or so after the light comes back on - but it does a decent job cooking the waffles.
You have the Proctor Silex 26500?

I went to a few stores a couple days ago and looked at waffle irons:

Costco (nothing!)
Wal-Mart - one GE American style 4x square = big square for $30.
Kohl's - one American style 4x square, can't remember the price. They had all kinds of George Foreman electric appliances, can't imagine what the hell they do with them and why someone would want to buy shit like that. I'm sure they get snowed watching TV and figure they need it. :rolleyes:

Disappointing! I didn't know how out of fashion waffles have become. I saw something yesterday that said that in the 1940s and 50s every American home had a waffle iron. I'm only seeing a choice online.

My Proctor Silex hasn't come yet. The urge for French toast has not hit.

Muse
05-07-2010, 04:34 PM
We are lazy and use Aunt Jamima pancake/waffle mix (not the instant one that you just add milk, the one that you add oil+egg+milk). Either way, I'm sure we are not getting the full waffle experience but the kids love 'em just the same. Throw in some chocolate chips in the batter and they are quite happy.



I was going to buy mix at Costco but looked at the ingredients and decided I'm no longer going to buy it. It's convenient and fast, but there's stuff in there I don't want to ingest. IIRC, partially hydrogenated oil, mono and diglicerides, maybe BHA or BHT, ugh! I can throw together my own mix and store in a jar, measure out a predetermined amount by weight, add a predetermined amount of water, better than a mix. I have dry eggs and dry milk on hand, and these can go in my dry mix. If I want to go the separated egg route, beating the eggs, I'll make my mix without powdered eggs. By the time the waffle iron is preheated, my batter is ready.

I think I heard good things about that Aunt Jamima mix you're talking about. Haven't tried it. Maybe it has decent ingredients, don't know.

Muse
05-11-2010, 06:41 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418dkMKFf7L._SS400_.jpg
This is the best one out there.. its the one that many hotels use for their continental breakfasts.

Waring Pro WMK300A Professional Stainless-Steel Belgian Waffle Maker



I went to a Mother's Day brunch buffet Sunday where they had two of these going full blast. Sides of sweetened cooked strawberries and whipped cream! Helped with my waffle Jones (my waffler is still in the mail). :(

Muse
05-11-2010, 10:18 PM
Got my waffle maker in the mail today. Can't believe what the mailman did. He put the box in my trash receptacle. :rolleyes: Anyway, my first waffle was a complete disaster. I forgot to spray the grids with cooking oil spray. I made a 2nd waffle, spraying before applying batter and it came out very very easily. This was the standard waffle recipe that was in the fold up instructions that came with the waffle maker.

Just had some Belgian goodnight waffles with this flip Waring unit this morning. Just stick with the included Goodnight Waffle recipe (or look it up). That recipe beats all I've tried - follow it to the letter. Use good quality yeast and real vanilla. Top with scoop of whip cream, sliced strawberries and banana, and drizzle with syrup...mmmmmmm.

I'm going to try this but I can't hang with the butter and will try substituting olive oil. May even try doing this with my breadmaking machine.

Belgium (Belgian) Goodnight Waffle Recipe

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/257/BelgiumGoodnightWaffles65878.shtml

Ingredients:
1/2 cup lukewarm (105F) water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups whole milk, warmed (about 105F)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Turn this recipe into a puzzle! [click]


Directions:

I was scouring the net trying to find the recipe for my Waring Belgium Waffle Maker with no luck. Well, I finally found my owners manual and thought I'd share this recipe with everyone.

This makes a nice light tasty waffle without that funny raw taste and stick in your throat texture I get with other recipes.

Most of the mixing for these waffles is done the night before. In the morning, just mix in the eggs, vanilla extract and a pinch of baking soda while the waffle make is heating. Leftover batter may be covered and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Heat your waffle maker in the morning, stir the batter and have a freshly baked waffle for breakfast.

The night before, or at least 8 hours before baking, combine the warm water, granulated sugar and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, until foamy. Stir in the warm milk, melted butter and salt. Beat in the flour until smooth; (this may be done using a hand mixer on low speed).

Wrap bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand overnight (or for 8 hours) on the countertop - do not refrigerate.

When ready to bake, preheat your Waring Pro Belgium Waffle Maker on setting # 4 or preferred setting; (green indicator light will be illuminated when preheated)

For best results, do not open waffle maker during cooking process. Doing so will offset the timing mechanism.

While the waffle maker is heating, stir the eggs, vanilla extract and baking soda into the batter. Use measuring scoop to measure out batter. Pour onto waffle grids. Use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids. Close cover and rotate 180 deg to the right. Bake in the hot waffle maker until beeper sounds. Rotate 180 deg to the left. Remove waffle and repeat with remaining batter. Waffles may be kept warm in a slow (200F) oven. Place waffles arranged on a cookie sheet on a rack in the oven. Serve with sliced fresh fruit, jam, powder sugar, a warm fruit syrup, yogurt, or whipped cream.

Nutritional Information (per waffle) Calories 373(49%from fat) Carb 38g Pro. 10g Fat 20g Sat fat 12 g Chol. 123mg Sod 501 mg Calc. 117mg Fiber 1 g

This recipe from CDKitchen for Belgium Goodnight Waffles serves/makes 6

Blackjack200
05-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Reminds me of a TFP post. :hmm:

Rereading my post, yeah, it looks like I was subconsciously channeling TFP. Everyone knows this. :twisted:

Muse
05-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Rereading my post, yeah, it looks like I was subconsciously channeling TFP. Everyone knows this. :twisted:TFP = what? :\

guyver01
05-12-2010, 09:50 PM
TFP = what? :\

TheFlyingPig

everbody knows this

IHateMyJob2004
05-12-2010, 09:55 PM
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PUT THE BATTER IN AND THEN FLIP IT IMMEDIATELY TO GET FULL COVERAGE WHILE STILL IN THE LIQUID STATE!

The flip does not occur half way through. It occurs immediately!

EDIT: I know this. My entire freshman year at college I had one for breakfast every day. And usually had one at lunch time also.

Muse
05-13-2010, 07:44 AM
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PUT THE BATTER IN AND THEN FLIP IT IMMEDIATELY TO GET FULL COVERAGE WHILE STILL IN THE LIQUID STATE!

The flip does not occur half way through. It occurs immediately!

EDIT: I know this. My entire freshman year at college I had one for breakfast every day. And usually had one at lunch time also.
Clearly you know this. I've made 4 waffles in my new Proctor Silex 26500 and the stress level hasn't subsided to the point where I've gotten it together to do the flip thing. The first time I forgot to spray the grids and it was an unmitigated disaster. D: This waffle iron can easily be flipped, the trick being to put the batter in with the device initially upside down.

Yesterday I had a couple of deeelicious waffles!

DT4K
05-13-2010, 08:39 AM
Waffles are awesome!

But I almost never make them. With a wife and 5 kids to cook for, I just don't have the time to cook anything one at a time. It would take me 2 hours to make enough for everyone. Unless I bought a much bigger waffle iron or more than one.

So we eat usually do pancakes or french toast, which I can do 8 at a time on my electric griddle.

Muse
05-13-2010, 10:41 AM
Waffles are awesome!

But I almost never make them. With a wife and 5 kids to cook for, I just don't have the time to cook anything one at a time. It would take me 2 hours to make enough for everyone. Unless I bought a much bigger waffle iron or more than one.

So we eat usually do pancakes or french toast, which I can do 8 at a time on my electric griddle.
For a family of 7 you'd best have 2 big irons, those square ones. I saw one for $30 at Walmart the other day, a GE. Might need to run them on separate circuits not to blow a breaker.

Muse
05-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Got my waffle maker in the mail today. Can't believe what the mailman did. He put the box in my trash receptacle. :rolleyes: Anyway, my first waffle was a complete disaster. I forgot to spray the grids with cooking oil spray. I made a 2nd waffle, spraying before applying batter and it came out very very easily. This was the standard waffle recipe that was in the fold up instructions that came with the waffle maker.



I'm going to try this but I can't hang with the butter and will try substituting olive oil. May even try doing this with my breadmaking machine.

Belgium (Belgian) Goodnight Waffle Recipe

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/257/BelgiumGoodnightWaffles65878.shtml

Ingredients:
1/2 cup lukewarm (105F) water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups whole milk, warmed (about 105F)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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Directions:

I was scouring the net trying to find the recipe for my Waring Belgium Waffle Maker with no luck. Well, I finally found my owners manual and thought I'd share this recipe with everyone.

This makes a nice light tasty waffle without that funny raw taste and stick in your throat texture I get with other recipes.

Most of the mixing for these waffles is done the night before. In the morning, just mix in the eggs, vanilla extract and a pinch of baking soda while the waffle make is heating. Leftover batter may be covered and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Heat your waffle maker in the morning, stir the batter and have a freshly baked waffle for breakfast.

The night before, or at least 8 hours before baking, combine the warm water, granulated sugar and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, until foamy. Stir in the warm milk, melted butter and salt. Beat in the flour until smooth; (this may be done using a hand mixer on low speed).

Wrap bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand overnight (or for 8 hours) on the countertop - do not refrigerate.

When ready to bake, preheat your Waring Pro Belgium Waffle Maker on setting # 4 or preferred setting; (green indicator light will be illuminated when preheated)

For best results, do not open waffle maker during cooking process. Doing so will offset the timing mechanism.

While the waffle maker is heating, stir the eggs, vanilla extract and baking soda into the batter. Use measuring scoop to measure out batter. Pour onto waffle grids. Use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids. Close cover and rotate 180 deg to the right. Bake in the hot waffle maker until beeper sounds. Rotate 180 deg to the left. Remove waffle and repeat with remaining batter. Waffles may be kept warm in a slow (200F) oven. Place waffles arranged on a cookie sheet on a rack in the oven. Serve with sliced fresh fruit, jam, powder sugar, a warm fruit syrup, yogurt, or whipped cream.

Nutritional Information (per waffle) Calories 373(49%from fat) Carb 38g Pro. 10g Fat 20g Sat fat 12 g Chol. 123mg Sod 501 mg Calc. 117mg Fiber 1 g

This recipe from CDKitchen for Belgium Goodnight Waffles serves/makes 6
I made this recipe today (did initial preparation last night, as indicated). I made it to the letter (next time, I'm using olive oil instead of butter, however. I'm sure the butter is better, but I can't indulge in it regularly, gotta keep my LDL cholesterol in check). It was excellent, superior to a baking powder waffle. The yeast, and in particular a yeast recipe that's allowed to "proof" overnight, develops a wonderful flavor that baking powder recipes can't come close to. It's more work, takes longer, but worth it. I have a book on sourdough cooking that has a lot of waffle recipes and I think I'll try some of them. It demands developing and keeping a sourdough culture vibrant, but sourdough if done right is better even than proofed yeast.

Blackjack200
05-20-2010, 02:11 PM
I have a book on sourdough cooking that has a lot of waffle recipes and I think I'll try some of them. It demands developing and keeping a sourdough culture vibrant, but sourdough if done right is better even than proofed yeast.

Yeah, isn't making and maintaining the "starter" a big PITA with sourdough? I love the taste of it, but I just don't think I could commit all the time and energy to manage that process. :\

Muse
05-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Yeah, isn't making and maintaining the "starter" a big PITA with sourdough? I love the taste of it, but I just don't think I could commit all the time and energy to manage that process. :\I've done it in the past. More than once. It isn't very hard, it's just that you have to "keep your hand in." That is, if you stop using the starter (say, for a week or two) it starts losing it's potency pretty quickly and it starts to develop some strange flavors. Then you have to rejuvenate it, if it's savable. If you use the starter (you store it in the refrigerator, but work up the culture in a warm spot prior to making your bread, etc.) every few days or maybe even weekly, it will stay healthy, flavorful and vibrant if you do things properly. I don't know if I'll start doing it again. I have a bread machine now, so making dough is way easier than the days when I was kneading on a board. I don't have as much time for projects as I used to. Priorities!

Muse
07-28-2010, 09:39 PM
http://1**************.com/_9hKv1CCs0us/Sal9PlsfPgI/AAAAAAAAAgY/ESCKlWk8Q88/s400/roscoes2xd0.jpgThat is Alton Brown's idea of the ideal waffle meal. See the 2 part video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3UHlQhUxdY&feature=related

http://www.consumersearch.com/waffle-irons/villaware-uno-classic-round-waffler

IronWing
07-28-2010, 11:12 PM
They make ninja waffles.

Howard
07-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Clearly you know this. I've made 4 waffles in my new Proctor Silex 26500 and the stress level hasn't subsided to the point where I've gotten it together to do the flip thing. The first time I forgot to spray the grids and it was an unmitigated disaster. D: This waffle iron can easily be flipped, the trick being to put the batter in with the device initially upside down.

Yesterday I had a couple of deeelicious waffles!
Sorry for necro. How do you deal with the risk of overfilling the grids if you do it upside-down?

I was just thinking about why a fixed-position waffle maker couldn't just be flipped as an entire unit, and I remembered this thread (somehow).

NetWareHead
07-23-2014, 06:23 PM
This thread is awesome. Being the cast iron freak that I am, I'm going to look for an old school one (that is placed on a stove burner) and buy it. Waffles are awesome

MarkXIX
07-23-2014, 10:38 PM
I am now tempted to create a waffle/French toast hybrid this weekend.

I've already done chocolate chip cookie dough in the waffle maker with ice cream. Good stuff, but tricky.

MongGrel
07-23-2014, 10:46 PM
As I alluded to in my initial post, the most popular waffles that are sold in Brussels and in most of Belgium are not made with a batter. They are made with a heavy, sticky and stiff dough. It's humorous each time someone mentions a "Belgian Waffle Maker" as most Belgian waffles are nothing like what those waffle irons typically produce.

The first part of the dough is made with yeast and then set aside and allowed to rise. This helps to create a lighter dough, but there is a second secret ingredient along with a special type of sugar.

Is kind of like were I posted the other night about Hawaiian food, the native food has no Pineapple in it, it was a import from South America to plantations later.

But everyone associates pineapple with Hawaiian food.

Howard
07-23-2014, 11:02 PM
Is kind of like were I posted the other night about Hawaiian food, the native food has no Pineapple in it, it was a import from South America to plantations later.

But everyone associates pineapple with Hawaiian food.
Just because it isn't native doesn't mean it's not part of the cuisine. I am certain Spam was not invented there. Nor was the tomato native to Italy.

alkemyst
07-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Most of the flip ones are either to make two waffles at once or when you flip it it starts a timer.

You don't flip it again during cooking.

xSauronx
07-24-2014, 06:35 AM
I had a waring pro waffle maker (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWaring-Pro-Waffle-Maker-Rotary%2Fdp%2FB0000VZZCM) for about 3 years ($50 at sams). It makes some of the best waffles I've had. The point of the flip isn't only for even distribution, you can't make batter fill pockets that are 1/2 inch deep, the second reason you flip is to put more air into the batter. When you have more air you get lighter more crisp waffles.

i just like that i make 2 waffles at once, and so can enjoy a group gathering with waffle eaters sooner than i could if i made one at a time

but pockets are good

zinfamous
07-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Just because it isn't native doesn't mean it's not part of the cuisine. I am certain Spam was not invented there. Nor was the tomato native to Italy.

Or noodles

or the chili pepper with Indian cuisine

potatoes and the Irish

SunnyD
07-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Has anyone ever made coffee-waffles?

JulesMaximus
07-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Much more useful than a rice cooker. :P

EliteRetard
07-24-2014, 01:58 PM
You guys can argue over the second best breakfast food. We all know french toast is superior to all other breakfast foods.

I was going through the thread looking for this.

You're all missing the really good shit, french toast waffles.
Something me and my dad invented ~25 years ago.

Started out with making french toast then coating in waffle batter and placing in an iron. While quite good the final product we ended up making is even better. A famous family secret.
It involves a ghetto rigged "paint sprayer" for certain ingredients.

Now I know you want to go experiment.
MMMmmm...french toast waffles.

poofyhairguy
07-24-2014, 03:07 PM
We have this one (http://detonator.dynamitedata.com/cgi-bin/redirect.pl?user=u00000687&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPresto-03510-FlipSide-Belgian-Waffle%2Fdp%2FB000TYBWIG%2F), works great. Mmmm waffles.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31vUojzJorL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Yup, agree 100%. The batter matters more.

OutHouse
07-24-2014, 04:00 PM
I was going to buy mix at Costco but looked at the ingredients and decided I'm no longer going to buy it. It's convenient and fast, but there's stuff in there I don't want to ingest. IIRC, partially hydrogenated oil, mono and diglicerides, maybe BHA or BHT, ugh!

http://img1.targetimg1.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/12/92/12927502.jpg

Hayabusa Rider
07-24-2014, 04:42 PM
I went to a Mother's Day brunch buffet Sunday where they had two of these going full blast. Sides of sweetened cooked strawberries and whipped cream! Helped with my waffle Jones (my waffler is still in the mail). :(

for some reason I'm reminded of this. Skip to 4:13 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbtku1_the-house-of-tomorrow_fun)

MongGrel
07-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Much more useful than a rice cooker. :P
Stop dissing my rice cooker before it gets here :P