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When it comes to pancakes v.s. waffles debate, I have always found myself leaning toward the latter. Though I would never turn down a fluffy pancake, waffles continue to win in texture, appearance and endless topping possibilities — not to mention that one of their main counterparts just happens to be fried chicken.
When compared to pancakes, waffles are unquestionably superior. With a crisp exterior and light interior (which is consistent even after a drizzle of syrup) optimal space for toppings along with their versatility between both savoury and sweet accompaniments.
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Though there isn't much to be said about waffles, the process is pretty straightforward. Here are a few pro tips to ensure that your waffles come out perfect every single time!
Sift dry ingredients: A smooth batter is essential when seeking to prepare a great waffle. To achieve the right consistency, the use of a sieve is very important as it removes all clumps and particles found within the flour, sugar and salt.
Stiff peaks: One of the ways to ensure a fluffy waffle, is through the use of egg whites. After separating our eggs, the yolks are combined with the milk mixture, while the egg whites are whisked to stiff peaks. Begin whipping your egg whites on low speed until they become foamy and frothy. Once the egg whites are foamy, increase the speed to high until they become whipped to the desired stage. Gently fold the whipped mixture into the nearly completed batter. During this process, the goal is to incorporate air — this ultimately assists in creating a light and fluffy waffle.
Allow batter to rest: Allowing your batter to rest for at least 10 minutes, relaxes the gluten —ultimately creating a much lighter waffles.
How to Make:
Fluffy Belgian Style Waffles
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-6 minutes
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs *separated
1 tbsp vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
In a small bowl combine the milk, oil egg yolks and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients. Stir until ingredients are just incorporated *be careful not to overmix.
In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they have stiff peaks (about 4-5 minutes). *Stiff peaks stand straight up when the beaters are lifted.
Add about 1/2 of the stiff egg whites to the waffle batter and stir in in to combine and lighten the batter. Add the remaining egg whites and gently fold until no white streaks appear.
Heat a waffle maker to high.
Cook the waffles according to the directions on your waffle maker. Enjoy with syrup, fresh fruit or preserves!