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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Uschi » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:04 pm

German waffles are slightly crispy outside and fluffy inside. And usually heart shaped. My Waffeleisen was a Rowenta, but Cloer are good, too.

This is what I mean by heart-shaped (the picture isn't mine)

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:28 pm

Yes, I can imagine those smaller sweet German ones being crunchy on the outside but hadn't considered it with larger ones. I never tried them in USA diners but imagined they were like the ones my waffle maker makes- quite thick and substantial like American pancakes.

I would prefer the little ones.

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby jeral » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:33 pm

Yes, "armadillo", crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, for me anyway. Some cooked waffles are shown as being levered or almost curled out from the waffle plates in promotion photos and look decidedly flaccid. With a sugary mix, there's probably a fine "window" between done and a burnt outer.

Oh, while I remember, I learned that Belgian waffles are deeper being the distinction between those and shallower American waffles, so the degree of browning or crisping (if that takes time) would be relevant to depth, i.e. appropriate to avoiding raw middles, or overcooked and dried out, respectively. You folks might have known that of course.

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:41 pm

I am more used to Belgian/Dutch waffles than American but they are always crisp on the outside in my experience

I don’t see the point of faffing around with a waffle iron to make something that’s hardly different from a pancake, which is easier to make

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Uschi » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:51 am

Waffles are distinctly different in my opinion. I don't make them for myself, though, but for a Kaffeeklatsch they are ideal. I serve hot cherries and whipped cream with them. :P

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Uschi » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:41 pm

This is what it is all about ... ;)

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:53 am

Sweet, Uschi.

That was what I call a success. They are almost as light as a souffle, as you fold in egg whites.
I followed this recipe, halved makes 6, for no reason other than it came up in a search: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/plain-waffles
Baked takes longer = 15mins

I've had them for breakfast with fruit. Delightful.

(I've mislaid my camera in the move, so my mobile image isn't that great)

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Amyw » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:24 pm

They look lovely

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Thanks Amy.
You are an excellent baker, so I'll take that. :D

The waffle silicone cost just over £2 - worth it. As I'll ask Tony for a waffle maker for Xmas.

Now, which one should I go for? There's a hole in my bucket ....
(but not a 3 in 1, as I'm not after a sandwich toaster).

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:45 pm

Those definitely look like the real thing Gill!

I might have to get a pack of ready-made toaster waffles (I can’t be bothered to make them at the moment

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:47 pm

They look excellent!
You mention that baking takes longer but I thought you were using a silicon mould so how did you cook them?

So many recipes don't whip the egg whites - I think it makes all the difference, they can be so heavy otherwise.

Toaster waffles? Are they nice? Can you get them anywhere?

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby KeenCook2 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:59 pm

Stunning, Gill :clap :clap :yum :yum

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:28 pm

Earthmaiden wrote:Toaster waffles? Are they nice? Can you get them anywhere?

You get them in most supermarkets I think, somewhere near the crumpets and Scotch pancakes

Certainly I’ve had them from Iceland and Sainsbury’s, I like them for a change but they can be a bit sweet

These ares Sainsbury’s

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/pro ... waffles-x8

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:36 pm

I've never tried bought ones, in fact, waffles aren't really on my radar.
They will be a regular thing now tho - as I was looking for ideas for alternatives to yeasted bread if you remember. That I could put poached eggs on.

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Yes, I put them in the silicone bakeware, and baked at 180. Baking takes longer than a plug in machine.
Took them out, and cooked for an additional 5mins for a crisp up on the bottom.

I didn't make them sweet, I just put 1 teasp of sugar in rather than the 2 tblsp in the recipe.

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Makes sense now! Great result, do you really need an electric maker?

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:31 pm

It would be quicker, and easier than putting a small oven on I guess.
And Tony is asking for Xmas ideas - I say asking, it's nagging. He adores the whole thing of Christmas, but always needs me to tell him what I want, EM.
Well sometimes it's more what I don't want.
I wasn't specific enough when I asked for a handblender, and got a basic Bosch. With no other purpose than a stick to blitz soup.

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby Amyw » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:44 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:Thanks Amy.
You are an excellent baker, so I'll take that. :D

The waffle silicone cost just over £2 - worth it. As I'll ask Tony for a waffle maker for Xmas.

Now, which one should I go for? There's a hole in my bucket ....
(but not a 3 in 1, as I'm not after a sandwich toaster).



Ah thank you Gill, but I wouldn’t describe myself as excellent at all , very basic compared to a lot of people but I make up for it enthusiasm :lol:

I do like the look of those waffles though . A nice and different brunch idea

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby slimpersoninside » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:45 pm

Jill, if it were me buying for myself I would definitely get one with removable plates. Mine doesn't (hubby bought it as a present) and whilst its not dreadful to clean my sandwich toaster's removable plates are much easier, unsurprisingly :lol: .

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby jeral » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:32 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:It would be quicker, and easier than putting a small oven on I guess.
And Tony is asking for Xmas ideas -........... .


As to waffle maker, from the zillions of reviews I've read, I'd say buy one from a reputable supplier that will honour a guarantee and if possible buy one with spare part replacement plates available as seemingly removable ones can warp (so machine doesn't close properly) or stick or coating flakes, as all non stick does sooner or later.

As for a "you" pressy, what about a new mother-baby lampstand for your paintings in your woman cave?

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Re: Waffle makers?

Postby ZeroCook » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:23 pm

Those waffles look perfect Gill. The fluffy eggwhites are the standard way to go for height so good recipe pick. The oven bakeware probably only waffle shapes on one side I'm guessing. I'd say the electric waffle maker is your way to non yeasted toasted happiness.

I haven't done waffles for an age. We inherited a shiny chrome one with removable plates. Still a production, but the newer ones are probably less so. Just love waffles. :D

Added crispness can always be done by popping into the toaster.

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