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The Well-Tempered Waffle Iron

A collection of recipes "with exceptionally high artistic content."

Waffle irons are very versatile, especially if you are cooking for one person. My waffle iron produces round waffles with deep pockets; they used to be called Belgium waffles but now they seem to be the standard.

Make Breakfast using Quick Mix as a base.

Pancakes OR Waffle Recipe: The difference between pancakes and waffles is the amount of liquid you add.

  1. Start heating your skillet or waffle iron: it must be hot enough for drops of water to dance on it before you try to cook.
  2. Beat together in a Pyrex measuring cup:
  3. Add to the liquid ingredients and mix gently:
  4. Check skillet / waffle iron heat by shaking a few drops of water on it. The pan must be hot enough to make drops of water dance on it.
  5. If hot enough, then grease with Pam or Crisco or other shortening.
  6. Pour on batter and cook.

Chocolate waffles are a nice change of pace.

  1. Beat together in a Pyrex measuring cup:
    • 1 egg
    • enough milk to make a total of one-cup liquid.
  2. In a one-cup measure, place:
    • 2 T cocoa powder
    • 2 T sugar
    • pinch of cinnamon and/or cardamon
    • Top off with Quick Mix
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix gently.
  4. Cook as per pancake instructions, above.

Brownies in a Waffle Iron

The Microwave brownie recipe works well in a waffle iron.

Chappati in a Waffle Iron

Make a soft Chappati dough and roll into 4-inch diameter circles. Cook in pre-heated Belgium waffle iron for 2-3 minutes. Delicious. Light. Thoroughly cooked without overcooking.

Cornbread Waffles:
use extras for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

(Makes about 6)

Start preheating the waffle iron.

Sift together:

  • 1.5 c wheat flour
  • Scant 1.5 c corn meal
  • 3-4 T sugar
  • 1 T baking pdr
  • .5 t salt

In a blender or with mixer:

  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Gently stir the liquid into dry ingredients. Batter should not be too moist; it should move from the mixing bowl to the waffle iron, not pour.

Cook for a minute or two.

Fluffy Omelet

Preheat waffle iron.

Beat three eggs. (Any temperature eggs will work, but eggs brought to room temperature will fluff up best.)

The eggs will puff up within a minute or two. The omelet will push the waffle iron lid up, sometimes as much as four inches. The omelet cook very quickly.
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