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Old 04-11-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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Waffles tender and fluffy

Okay, I know that everyone wants the perfect waffle recipe, and I've seen at least 10 on the web that got high ratings but were nearly identical. I also understand there is a difference between yeast and baking powder ones (although I've never tried the yeast ones).

Of the baking powder ones I've tried (about five) none came close to the very tender, fluffy waffles I can get at my favorite eatery (which, unfortunately, won't give me a clue as to how they make them). These are melt-in your mouth, fork easily coming down through them high (at least 1.2" and perhaps more) "Belgium" waffles that are quite different from the ones I can make (which are crisp and harder on the outside than I want). The outside was still golden brown (so not like the flat soggy ones I used to make without a Belgium waffle maker) but not so hard I needed a knife to get through it. But it didn't get soggy even with lots of syrup after 20 minutes.

Anyone have a clue as to how I can achieve this? I thought I might try another four or five recipes this weekend to finally nail this once and for all.

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Old 04-11-2017, 07:13 PM   #2
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I would look for a recipe that contains sour cream, buttermilk or yogurt.

Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:47 PM   #3
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Just one of them? IOW, either sour cream, buttermilk or yogurt, right?

I'll do just that (as I said, I'm going to try three or four so perhaps I can find a recipe for each one :>).
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:59 PM   #4
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Consider cooking them at a lower temperature so the exterior isn't super hard by the time the interior is cooked.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:10 PM   #5
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I'm not a fan of sweet breakfast, but a good waffle will get my attention. To me, a good waffle is like a good French fry, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Of course, this is of no help to you, since I have no idea how to make such a waffle. BUT, it does have my inner boy scientist wondering what a waffle, par cooked in a waffle maker, and finished in a deep fryer would be like.

Hey, funnel cakes are deep fried.

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #6
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Consider cooking them at a lower temperature so the exterior isn't super hard by the time the interior is cooked.
Yeah, unfortunately my waffle maker doesn't have that option (and it's a terrific maker otherwise).
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Yeah, unfortunately my waffle maker doesn't have that option (and it's a terrific maker otherwise).
Then try cooking them a little less...
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:46 PM   #8
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Have you tried any recipes that use club soda as the liquid, Kelleytoons? I usually have good results when I use this recipe: Uncle Phaedrus, Finder of Lost Recipes

I don't make these often anymore, since I don't keep Bisquick on hand. I don't always remember to get it when I'm shopping, then I don't use it up when I do buy it.
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:26 AM   #9
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Yest ones stays crisper then baking powder one and can be very fluffy.
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Have you tried one where you separate the eggs, whip the whites to soft peaks and fold them in after everything else is mixed in the batter?
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