Waffles are one of the most loved foods in the world. A waffle should be crisp and also be dipped in real maple syrup. It should have good flavors with a little fluffy in the middle. Though frozen pre-packed waffles are sold in the stores, but nothing can beat the flavors and texture of homemade waffles.
Here is a list of the best secrets to make Belgian waffles at home.
Stiff egg whites
You should have folded stiff egg whites into the batter. The egg whites hold in a ton of air when they are beaten to stiff peaks. Adding those airy egg whites into the batter will help to make the waffles very light. This also helps the batter not to become very dense, thick and heavy.
Though adding cornstarch into the batter is an unusual thing, but it really helps to make the waffle crisp. The waffles are protected from getting soggy from the steam of cooking by adding cornstarch into the batter of waffles.
Amaretto Liqueur (Almond Liqueur)
Addition of a little amaretto liqueur makes a huge difference in taste and flavours of the waffle. Much more aroma and flavor are added into the waffle due to the addition of amaretto liqueur into the batter. Sometimes amaretto liqueur is not available at home. In this situation, make sure to add at least some extract of almond or vanilla to make waffles much more aromatic and flavorful.
Adding buttermilk into the waffle batter is also very important to better the flavor. Make sure not to add vinegar curdled milk into the batter. You must buy the actual whole milk butter milk from the store for making waffles. Buttermilk will help to make the taste of waffles heavenly.
A Flip Waffle Maker
To make good waffles at home, it is very important to have a good waffle maker in your kitchen. The liquid batter is allowed to spread evenly by flipping the iron after pouring in it. This helps to cook the both sides of the waffle evenly. After the cooking is done, pour some maple syrup on it, a dust of powdered sugar and a little butter on the top.
If you find waffles soft even after taking them out of the waffle maker, then it should be put for 5 minutes in an oven of 350 degree F. Put the waffles directly on the metal racks of the oven to make it crispier. Sogginess can be prevented by putting it on the metal rack and helps to make the waffles very crispy.
Recipe to make waffles
- 3tbsp sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of whole buttermilk
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1tbsp amaretto liqueur
- 5 oz cornstarch
- 5 cups of flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1tbsp baking powder
- Beat egg yolks, amaretto, buttermilk and vegetable oil together.
- Whisk salt, powder, baking powder, flour and cornstarch.
- Combine sugar and leftover egg white.
- Mix flour and buttermilk.
- Pour the batter into the waffle maker and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Thus, in this way make crispy, fluffy and golden waffle at home for weekend breakfast or brunch.