A Waffle Recipe For Everyone

By Ben Cook

If you are reading this article, than you are likely concerning yourself with one particular method to prepare and create waffles. Through these paragraphs, I will detail a step by step approach to making these delicious additions to your day. So, the following is a great waffle recipe that you can easily prepare and enjoy.

While you might be able to find a ton of different recipes and various ways to prepare waffles, you are not likely to find a recipe that is quite as simple or delicious as my favorite, I'm sure. The only trouble is, you have to start the preparation of this treat the night before the morning you prepare them, so be sure to keep that in mind when you are thinking of making waffles.

First and foremost, you are going to need a waffle iron. There is really no getting around this, because it is very difficult to make waffles without one. You can prepare all of this, and without a waffle iron, you only have the ingredients to make pancakes in a skillet or on a griddle.

You might also be delighted to realize that there aren't a page and a half of ingredients either to make these delicious treats. So without further ado, I bring to you your necessary ingredients list. You will need tsp of baking soda, 2 large eggs, 2 cups of flour, 3 tsps of salt, 8 tbsps of butter, 2 cups of warm milk, 2 tsps of dry yeast, 1 tsp of sugar and a cup of warm water.

So you are going to want to prepare this part of the recipe the night before, remember. You start off by mixing the water and yeast together. Ten minutes later, you should add the flour, butter, salt, and milk to the mixture and blend well. This should be allowed to stand in the refrigerator overnight and thicken to be ready for use in the morning.

When you begin the preparation the following morning, you have to beat in the eggs and baking soda. There is a lot that you could do here to mix up your waffles through preparing them, and that might include adding fruits or flavoring. If you were going to do that, right here is where you would add it to the completed mixture. Then pour that mixture into an awaiting hot waffle iron and cook the waffle until it is a light golden brown.

You might be able to find a ton of ways to prepare and make waffles, but this might be the best waffle recipe that I have come across. I can vouch for the taste, as this is the recipe I use to make waffles for myself and my family. So try it out for yours. - 29884

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A Waffle Recipe Made Simple

By Ben Cook

Cooking isn't for everyone. Some people claim they can't make anything. But with a simple waffle recipe, you can make a yummy breakfast. There are so many mixes in boxes and ready-made frozen waffles. Isn't that just simpler?

Of course putting a frozen square in the toaster and waiting for it to pop up IS easier. But homemade waffles are so much better. And you can make them! Most of the time, you will already have the necessary ingredients in your kitchen. Just double check before you start; you don't want to get started and then discover that you are one egg short.

One simple recipe uses flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, eggs and milk. Begin by mixing 8 ounces of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of sugar and just a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Set this aside and move on to the butter.

Next, melt 2 ounces of butter in the microwave or a small saucepan. Put the melted butter into a second mixing bowl. Add 3 eggs and cup of milk. Mix these ingredients thoroughly. Combine this egg mixture with the flour mixture and stir until there are no lumps. Now you have your batter. Allowing the batter to sit for 5 minutes will help flavor up the mixture. This is a good time to get the waffle iron hot.

When the iron is hot, cover it with a non-stick cooking spray. Use a ladle to pour cup of the batter into the iron. If you don't have a ladle, a spoon can be used. Close the waffle iron and cook until waffles are a golden brown on both sides and slide easily out. This recipe yields 8 nine-inch waffles. To make fewer waffles, cut the ingredient list in half. Or for more waffles, double the amounts for each item.

This is the simple recipe. But you may decide to spruce it up by adding cinnamon, blueberries, raisins, chopped bananas or chocolate chips. You will want these additions to be cut small enough so that they cook more easily and are easier to eat.

Looking to go healthy? Substitute some or all of the flour for wheat flour. Replace the butter with margarine. Consider using free-range eggs as well.

That's all you have to do! This simple waffle recipe can be followed by just about anybody. One last thing: if you don't have a waffle Iron, no problem. This batter could be used to make pancakes as well. Just as yummy! - 29884

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Weary Of Your Aged Waffle Maker - Try A Modern Belgian Waffle Maker

By Frank Froggatt

Lots of people around this world love to eat waffles for breakfast in the morning. Because they are so versatile in what you can put on them, many people even love to have them for dessert. Pretty much all they are is a flat cake that is made from batter and cooked between two very hot plates. As a general rule these plates are designed with a waffle pattern giving the waffles their nicely printed look. The reason that this pattern is so great is because it provides little indentations for your condiments to settle in and soak into the waffle. Even deeper holes can be had with the use of a Belgian waffle maker.

People began making waffles back in the Middle Ages. The earliest waffle makers were used on top of a wood stove or a fire and were simply made of two steel plates with a hinge on them. People used to peddle their waffles on the streets and in some countries can still be seen providing this service to people who want them. Those early waffle makers were quite a bit trickier to use than our modern waffle makers as you needed to know exactly when they were hot enough and how long to keep them in the iron.

Enough of the nostalgia though, as most of those old-style waffle irons have been replaced by the newfangled waffle makers. The really nice thing about these is the fact that it makes it incredibly easy for anybody to make waffles. With all of the sensors and bells and whistles on the new models they tell you when to put the batter on and when the waffle is done cooking. Another great thing about a waffle maker is these days they are all pretty cheap so most people can afford one and they are very easy to clean as they come with nonstick plates which are removable.

Among waffle makers, probably one of the most popular types is the Belgian waffle maker. Anybody can make a waffle with one of these little waffle makers. The thing I like about them is the fact that they make a smaller waffle that is very thick with really nice deep holes for all the goodies. Whether you like your waffles to have any savory flavor with herbs or whether you like them to be sticky and sweet is your choice as the options are pretty limitless. These are very versatile and allow you to make them how you wish.

There are some models of waffle makers that have multifunctionality as you can flip over the hot plates to grill things like meat and even sandwiches. These multipurpose waffle makers are ideal for the people who want more out of their waffle maker than just waffles. - 29884

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The Best Old Fashion Pancake Recipe

By Andrew Cook

Pancakes are an old recipe that was created in Rome. A pancake recipe from Rome called for a pancake like flat bread called 1/5 RoeAlita Dolcia 1/5 R? was made of flour, eggs, and milk and had spices added. Sometimes they were topped with fruit and honey and at other times they were topped with meats and cheese for a savory dish. Pancakes like we have today were first invented in Europe during the medieval era. Recipes for pancakes where first published in an old English cookery book around 1430.

A special breakfast today consists of pancakes and they are so popular they have a day dedicated to them that takes place before Lent and the Easter tide season starts. Shrove Tuesday is the traditional day to eat as many pancakes as you can since the next day starts the season of Lent and you have to give up sweet things, like pancakes as a sacrifice before Easter.

There are pancake recipes from Germany where they use potatoes and the Jews have the potato latke, a form of potato pancake. In France a pancake might be thin and filled with fruits and called crepes. Indonesia has a version called dadar gutung, the poori comes from India and the bao bing comes from China. The Dutch make panekoeken or buckwheat pancakes to serve their families. There are also puff pancakes that rise high and are served with fruits and covered with confectioner's sugar.

Americans consume thousands of pancakes per year. Sometimes some of the oldest recipes are the best and this is the case with pancakes. The following recipe is delicious and the pancakes come out light and fluffy. With a sweet syrup they are wonderful served in the morning or afternoon and can even make a great dinner served with sausage. To make a old fashion pancake you will need to sift into a bowl one and one half of a cup of flour, three and one half of a teaspoon of baking powder, one half of a teaspoon of salt, and one whole tablespoon of granulated sugar. Mix this together well then move it to all sides of the bowl leaving an opening in the center, like a volcano. Into the center of your volcano pour in one and one fourth of a cup of milk and then one whole egg. Three tablespoons of butter should be melted and that is poured in as well. Using a fork scramble the egg in the milk combination and pull in some of the dry ingredients. Keep going until all the dry ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Heat a griddle or frying pan and place a small amount of vegetable oil on it. Scoop out some of the pancake batter with a ladle and place it on the griddle. Brown on one side and when you see bubbles start to gather all around the edge of the pancake flip it over with a pancake turner or spatula and let it brown on the other side. When you see bubbles forming around the edges again the pancake is done and can be removed from the pan and buttered. Serve with syrup.

You can alter this recipe a bit to give it a little more flavor. To make a buttermilk pancake use the same amount of buttermilk as you did regular milk. Grate the rind of a whole orange and add it to the recipe and instead of milk use orange juice for an orange flavored pancake. Add one teaspoon almond flavoring to make an almond pancake. Take three fourths cup of washed whole blueberries and add to the batter for blueberry pancakes. If you would rather have strawberry pancakes you can slice three fourths of a cup of strawberries and add them instead. If you really want something sweet and fun add one half of a cup of chocolate chips at the end when everything is mixed up. Serve chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream instead of syrup.

If you love chocolate you might want to try chocolate pancakes. You can't beat them for flavor and uniqueness. Chocolate pancakes should be a dessert instead of a main dish. Combine 2 cups flour with 3 teaspoons of baking powder and one fourth of a teaspoon of salt. Add three fourths of a cup of granulated sugar and combine well. Pour in a cup of milk and 4 teaspoons butter that has been melted. Mix to combine and add two whole eggs and mix. The last ingredient is 6 teaspoons of cocoa. Mix it all well.

Using a ladle put batter on hot skillet with a little vegetable oil. When bubbles form around the edges flip it over and remove when the bubbles start to appear again. Spread with a little butter and place several dollops of whipped cream over top to eat. You can also sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and let them melt a little.

Pancakes are good any time of day and kids just love them. Whip up a batch and watch your family happily devour them in just seconds. Use the Old Fashion recipe and make each batch different with the variations or you can whip up the chocolate pancakes and serve them for dessert. - 29884

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For A Fun Fondue Experience Try A Chocolate Fountain

By John Ulonka

Chocolate fondue is elegantly served in chocolate fountains. The structure of a chocolate "waterfall" is created of tiers of metal stacked one on high of the other over a heating basin. The warmth in the basin keeps the chocolate liquid. A central cylinder with a rotating helical flighting moves the liquid chocolate up the fountain. The chocolate then flows down to the tiers where they'll be used to dip food things like bananas, strawberries, marshmallows in.

Pure chocolate can solidify into chunks as it is moved along the chocolate fountain. Such an inclination can clog up the central cylinder of the fountain. To confirm consistency of flow, couverture chocolate, a chocolate spinoff which is high in cocoa butter is mixed with the fondue. Typically vegetable oil is employed to supplement the action of cocoa butter. Since the addition of oily substances spoil the style of the chocolate somewhat, there are chocolate brands which are created especially for fountains. These brands have a much-reduced viscosity.

Different substances have been used to forestall the chocolate from clogging as a result of of its sugar content, like; chocolate syrups and dark chocolate that is 70% chocolate.

The chocolate fountain is an invention of Ben Brisman and was originally used solely commercially. Then they began producing personal-use models. This is now a typical feature in weddings, and galas. Home fountains will conjointly be seen in birthday parties and find togethers.

The mini chocolate fountain has found use as an everyday home appliance. It will be kept and washed each day like your plates and bowls. These mini fountains are insulated on the exposed sides to stop kids from accidentally being burned. All elements can be dismantled and washed during a dish washer.

The fondue itself might come in several flavors and recipes. You can mix chocolate with hazelnuts. You can have creamy chocolate or dark chocolate fondue. Barbecue sauce has been used as an ingredient for chocolate fondues. Like wise cheese sauce is another fashionable variation. You'll have strawberry flavored chocolate or chocolate fondue laced with coffee. Almond chocolate fondue has additionally been used for chocolate fountains.

A classic fondue recipe is Fondue Chocolat a la Chalet Suisse which is a mixture of toblerone, cream and brandy. It is claimed that this was the first recipe for the primary chocolate fountain. The Stonehurst Manor fondue contains a mixture of finely pureed raspberries and bananas mixed with the chocolate. Cinnamon and honey are some of the popular additives used in chocolate fondue. And then, mention must be created of sugar-less chocolate fondue, particularly made for diet buffs.

The chocolate fountain is now a commonplace table eye-turner in formal or casual social gatherings. Besides giving a subject for spirited conversation, it provides the party mood an added cozy feeling. So if you're very designing for a nice debut or wedding party or graduation ball, you should not overlook the chocolate fountain when creating your desserts listing. You can rent them for such occasions or obtain one for your personal use when you entertain at home. - 29884

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Rum Cake: From Scratch Taste without Baking from Scratch

By Dylan Deleto

Rum cake is one of my family's favorite desserts for the holiday. Everyone loves it and many have begged for my recipe, which I happily share. One of my wife's friends actually wanted to market my cake. However, I am not in the commercial baking business and so I passed on the idea. When I originally started baking rum cakes, I baked them completely from scratch. To save time, soon I came up with a way to prepare my rum cake in only about 10 minutes using store purchased baking mix, without sacrificing any of the magic of my cake.

My secret is start with a box of cake mix as a base. I always use Duncan Hines. I guess you could use any box mix. I stick to either the Yellow Butter Recipe or the French Vanilla mix. I recommend that you try both. The texture of the cake is slightly different depending on the mix. The yellow cake mix makes a more traditional version but the french vanilla is really good too.

I tend to make of a number of variations of the cake by adding or omitting nuts and/or pineapples. The main version of the cake includes pineapples with nuts on the bottom. I am really the only in family who likes the nuts so I typically leave them out. When I do add nuts, I prefer black walnuts. Sometimes, I use different flavored rums as well: spice rum, vanilla rum, banana rum, etc. The rum sauce is optional after the cake is done. I don't think it is a rum cake without the sauce soaked into the cake.

The beauty of my recipe is that the cake tastes really great and can be prepared in about 10 minutes. Then it requires about 1 hour to bake in the oven.

The aroma of the cake leads people into the kitchen and you will have to fight them off to avoid cutting the cake before it cools. It tastes really good once the rum sauce soaks in. The only problem with the cake is that you will probably end up baking 2 or 3.

Now that you can't wait to taste this great holiday treat. I will be happy to give it to you for free. Just join my site, Building Leaders of Tomorrow and then send a private message to RumCake, a user on the site, after which you can have the recipe in your hands within minutes. If you hurry, you can get it before the new year. - 29884

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Home Ice Cream Makers - What's The Best Ice Cream Maker For Home Made Ice Cream

By Freddy McCandless

Long ago, it used to be a treat to go out for ice cream. Then ice cream could be purchased in supermarkets and people would take it home to eat as a treat. Then all sorts of companies like Ben & Jerry's start unleashing quirky (and some would say downright dangerous) varieties onto the market.

Well it's come a full circle now and people can make their own home made ice cream. They can even get books of recipes for famous varieties from ice cream luminaries like Ben and Jerry. If making ice cream at home sounds like a fun thing to do then check out what kind of ice cream makers are available and how they work. This article will review the main types of ice cream makers and give you a better idea of what you need to make ice cream.

There are really 3 kinds of ice cream maker. The old fashioned maker is slightly more complicated than the more modern types because everything was pretty much done manually.

The concept of making ice cream is to freeze a cream mixture whilst aerating it or allowing air to pass through the mixture. The aerating process ensures that the ice crystals are not to big and the ice cream has a soft and consistent texture. This process of aerating and freezing the mixture concurrently is perform by placing it in a cold environment and passing a paddle through it.

The older machines (and retro inspired machines of today) use a manually churning process. This is simply a handle that allows the ice cream maker (person) to turn the paddle in a vat or bowl where the mixture resides.

The vat or bowl where the mixture reside is enclosed with a coolant. This, more often than not, needs to be added by the maker every time they want to make some ice cream. Hand churning is a great way to make ice cream but it is probably far more hard work than using a modern machine.

The more contemporary machines use an electric motor to perform the churning. This is obviously an easier way to make ice cream but requires electricity to work. Of the modern machines there are two systems that cool the ice cream (or freeze it to be more precise).

The first uses what is referred to as a double insulated bowl, meaning that it has an inner and outer surface with coolant liquid in between. This coolant has to be frozen solid before you can start to make the ice cream. The biggest problem with this system is that the coolant needs to be frozen and this can take many hours (approximately 8 hours for most machines). And if you only have one bowl then you have to refreeze it each time you want to make a new batch. However these types of ice cream makers are generally far cheaper than the other type.

The other type have a dedicated refrigeration unit or freezer in the machine. This gives you the ability to make delicious ice cream from the off in no more than 30 minutes. This kind of machines are more suited to large enterprises like ice cream shops or even restaurants, but some also exist for the home. Obviously the complexity of these machines means they are the most expensive and generally reserved for professional use. - 29884

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