Gentlemen, it’s time to up your breakfast game with the king of the breakfast table – the waffle. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, waffles can be a winning dish for a family breakfast or a special brunch. And what’s more… you can now emblazon your favourite Marvel character, DC logo or Pokemon face right on the top. Forget the kids going crazy for these creative & tasty waffles, you’ll love them even more! So…
Here’s your guide to making the perfect waffles that’ll have your family asking for more.
Choose the Right Waffle Maker
The first step to waffle greatness is choosing the right waffle maker. The range of waffle makers from Uncanny Brands don’t just offer fun designs in the way of Marvel, DC, Pokemon, Star Wars or Harry Potter but they also genuinely work brilliantly.
Having tested them out personally, I can safely say that the mixture doesn’t stick, they fluff up well and heat up quickly meaning you aren’t waiting around for ages.
The Perfect Batter
The secret to great waffles is in the batter. Here’s a basic recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
2 large eggs
Whisk the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Combine them, mixing until just blended; some small lumps are okay.
Overmixing the batter can lead to dense waffles. Mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. It’s okay if there are a few lumps.
Preheat Your Waffle Maker
Always preheat your waffle maker. A properly heated waffle maker ensures that your waffle will cook evenly and have that desirable crispy exterior. The Uncanny Brands range have a simple & easy lights system so you know when it’s the optimum temperature AND when the waffle is done to perfection!
Grease It Up
Even with non-stick waffle makers, a light brush of oil or a spray of cooking spray can ensure your waffles release smoothly and get that perfect, golden-brown crust.
Pouring the Batter
Pour the batter into the centre of the waffle maker, right over the Uncanny Brands design ready to print onto your waffle, spreading it to the edges. Be careful not to overfill – the batter will expand as it cooks.
Cook the waffles according to your waffle maker’s instructions, usually until they are golden brown and crisp. The green light on the Uncanny Brands makers is really easy to use. Don’t peek too early; opening the waffle maker too soon can cause the waffle to tear.
Keep Them Warm
If you’re cooking for a group, keep your waffles warm in an oven preheated to about 200°F (95°C). Place them in a single layer on a baking rack to retain their crispness.
Experiment with Flavours
Once you’ve mastered the basic waffle, don’t be afraid to experiment. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or nutmeg to the batter. Mix in blueberries, chocolate chips, or nuts for variety.
Serve with Style
Finally, serve your waffles with your family’s favourite toppings. Maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, yoghurt, or even bacon and eggs can be great companions to your perfect waffle.
Waffles are not just a meal; they’re an experience – one that can bring the family together over a delicious, comforting dish. With these tips in your culinary arsenal, you’re well on your way to becoming a waffle wizard. So, preheat that waffle maker and get ready for some smiles at the breakfast table. Happy cooking!