If you love Saturday or Sunday morning waffles, then you will know the importance of crispiness. A crispy waffle is the hallmark of a good waffle. A good waffle is like a treasure that needs to be discovered. A crispy treasure that you can cover in maple syrup. Very crispy waffles are not easily achieved with belgian waffle makers, but non the less, you can still achieve some level of crispiness with belgian waffle makers.
Before we move down to the steps to follow in making crispy waffles, there is something you need to understand. You cannot use a pancake batter for a waffle and expect to have a great waffle in return. This is because pancakes are designed to be mostly flat. When they are cooked, they develop a pinch of pout and they certainly do not have a crispy interior.
How to make crispy waffles?
First and foremost, make sure you have the following ingredients; ½ teaspoon of table salt, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 1 cup whole milk, 1¼ cups of all purpose flour, 10 tablespoons of unsalted batter, melted and cooked, and more unmelted batter for serving and lastly, 2 large eggs.
Having gotten all the above mentioned ingredients, preheat your waffle iron with four compartments. Because a hot iron means that the waffles start cooking the moment they hit the griddle. To make sure that it is hot, allow it to warm for at least five minutes before you start making your waffles. Then whisk your flour, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
After doing that, the next step is to whisk your milk, sugar, eggs, and butter together in a medium bowl and you must add a mixture of milk and flour and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. Note, the batter will be lumpy(milk helps to make a more liquidy, thinner, waffle batter, which in turn makes crispier waffles).
Then coat your waffle iron lightly and carefully with cooking spray. Then pour about two cups of batter into the centre of the preheated waffle iron. Note, before you start cooking your waffles, preheat your oven to about 200F(to keep the cooked waffles warm).
After doing that, spread your batter with a spatula to within ½ inch of edges. Then cook for about 7-8 minutes or as soon as the waffles turn crisp and golden brown. The same thing is applicable to the remaining batter.To keep your waffles crisp, gently place them on a wire rack on a baking sheet, in a warm oven until they are ready to be served.
When your crispy waffles are ready, you can serve with batter and fruit preserves to accompany it. This recipe will surely make a huge difference in your Saturday and Sunday morning waffle experience.