Starting the morning with a good breakfast really sets the tone for the rest of the day. One of the most popular breakfast dishes are waffles. In fact, waffles were already being made as early as the 1300's. During these days, waffles were prepared by holding two cast iron plates over an open fire. The strange designs from the cast iron plates created the criss-cross patterns that are known for waffles. These days, waffles are made with a waffle iron which is electrically powered. But did you know that you can still make waffles without a waffle iron? Below are steps on how to make delicious homemade waffles without the waffle iron.
- Get your ingredients. To make your waffle, be sure that you purchase all the ingredients and tools you need. Prepare one box of waffle mix, an egg, 2 tablespoons of oil, milk, a mixing bowl, measuring cups, a wire whisk, and a sandwich press. You can get these from the grocery, and you already probably own a sandwich press, so it won't be a problem for you to find these things.
- Combine your ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, take one egg and mix it with 1 and ¼ cup of pancake or waffle mix. Splash a cup of milk and two tablespoons of oil. Get your wire whisk and stir all the ingredients well. Make sure that the ingredients form a creamy texture.
- Prepare the sandwich iron. Pre-heat your sandwich iron and take out a couple drops of oil and lightly coat the sandwich iron with oil. This prevents the waffle from sticking into the sandwich iron, giving it a non-stick texture.
- Take ¼ cup from the waffle batter. Pour the cup slowly on the sandwich iron. Close the top and let the waffle cook for a few minutes or until the waffle is a lovely golden brown. You may wait around two to five minutes to cook the waffles. You may have to open the sandwich press several times to check if the waffles are getting burnt. You may do so after 2 minutes, but refrain from opening the sandwich press all the time.
- Serve the waffles warm. As soon as you see that the waffles are cooked, remove from the sandwich press gently. Be careful when doing this, as the sandwich press will be very hot. Drizzle the waffles with maple syrup over a pat of butter and serve. You may also serve the waffles with fresh fruits or whipped cream while still warm.
Your sandwich-pressed waffles may not have the same patterns as a regular waffle, but it will have the same texture and taste. Making your waffles from a sandwich press will definitely give a quaint twist to your waffles, without sacrificing the feel and taste of your waffles. For that extra feel of homemade taste, you may even make your own whipped cream. Sometimes, making food from scratch is a great way to have the best-tasting waffles. If you really want to go all the way, you can even create your waffle batter by yourself, without using a store-bought waffle mix.