I did not grow up in a household that made real waffles but always wanted them as a kid. Frozen Eggos were all I got which were OK but I always knew there was a more impressive waffle world out there. Well that foodie world still eludes me.
I have attempted to make this Classic Waffle recipe for years! I know the recipe is great when it comes to ingredients. When it comes to cooking, I am lost! I made half the batter, always scared to do the whole thing in case I totally screw it up again. The batter is easy. Just flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in one bowl. Egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla in another. Stir to combine. Easy!
It is the damn waffle-making part I screw up. I either put too much batter in or or too little. Too much and the batter oozes out the sides of the wafflemaker. Too little and it looks freaky and is more likely to burn! And how long do you keep them in there?
I watched this Youtube video and the lady said to put in half a cup of batter for each square which is what I did. I guess her squares were much bigger than mine because I had an oozing mess! I also left them in too long because they got so dark and turned into dry cardboard. Ugh! Even the manufacturer’s instructions are no help. It is as if you are supposed to intuitively know how to cook them. Yeah right! I seem to be waffle-challenged.
This is the only cooking appliance my husband has not wanted me to waste money on. I was determined to prove him wrong and ended up asking my mother-in-law for a waffle maker for Christmas one year. I was so excited that she bought it for us and I have been trying to make waffles ever since. I think so far I have made one batch I was happy with. The worst was trying to recreate the blueberry Eggo waffles I grew up with, they burst and burned all over the iron and it was a nightmare to clean!
I am not giving up mind you. No way! I am still going to get these right, just got to figure out what I am doing wrong. Any advice would be appreciated.
Do other people have waffle woes like me or am I the only one?