Gus here and today I will give you the complete guide on how to make waffles. I have been using these same strategies for years, to make some of the tastiest dishes in my restaurant.
So without further ado, let us move into this step-by-step guide to making some waffles for your friends and family.
Step 1 – Heat up the Machine
First you need to power up the machine (or waffle iron). The ideal temperature for the waffle iron depends on the model, but if you have no indication on the equipment that it is ready then I have a small trick that you can use.
Throw 3-4 drops of water on the plates, and if the drops dance for 3-4 seconds and then disappear, it indicates that your waffle iron is ready. If this isn’t the case, then you would have to wait for some more time.
Step 2 – Time to mix the dry ingredients
Next mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. By dry ingredients I mean, salt sugar or baking powder. Make sure that they are mixed thoroughly and if you are aiming for those fluffy layers, you can sift all the ingredients.
Step 3 – Separate the egg whites and the yolk
In my tests, it is best to use a machine or an egg white separator to do this, as you simply cannot let any yolk to seep into the egg whites.
Step 4 – Mix or beat the egg whites
The next step is fairly simple. You have to beat the egg whites. You have to beat them till they reach foamy consistency. The mix should be stiff, and you can’t leave it to dry.
Step 5 – Mix Liquid Ingredients
The next step is to mix all the liquid ingredients. You need to mix the yolks and oil in a separate bowl.
You need to keep mixing till all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. And yes, keep adding milk and vanilla while you are mixing the ingredients.
Step 6 – Combine all the Ingredients
Before you pour everything on the waffle iron, you need to mix all the wet and dry ingredients in one single bowl. Remember the goal is to reach through consistency where everything is moist and not to create lumps, as that will spoil you waffles and you will never get those fluffy layers. Personally mixing all this by a hand mixer can get tyring for you hands. If you have a love for batter based dishes you are better off with a stand mixer, but you have trouble choosing the perfect one for you, you can check out best stand mixer and buy the one which is best suited for your purpose.
Step 7 – Get the Waffle iron ready with oil
If you don’t want the waffles to stick, you need to oil the both the bottom and upper plates. You can use a simple or brush to do this.
Step 8 – Spread the batter over the plates
Now you need to pour the batter over the bottom plates. The amount of batter you pour depends on the size of the iron. If you are unsure, make sure that batter doesn’t spread throughout as waffles tend to puff up, when heated.
Step 9 – Close the lid & close the lid
Now you need to close the lid and simply wait for the waffles to cook. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind: –
- Don’t completely press the lid down, as the waffle tend to puff up.
- If you don’t have an advanced model, you would have to listen to the thermostat. If you don’t hear anything, that means that thermostat is now turned off indicating the waffles are done.
- If the lid is hard, and you are not able to open it easily, that means the waffles aren’t completely ready. Give it a minute or two. If the waffles are thoroughly cooked, they become less sticky and you can easily open the lid.
Step 10 – Separate the waffles and serve them
Use a spatula to make sure that waffle doesn’t break, when you are separating it from the plates.
You can then serve your waffles with sugar and fruit mix. There are many different ways in which you can do this. However, this is the basic guide for preparing waffles.
If you have any doubts, feel free to comment below.