Sometimes people rush home to treat themselves to some homemade waffles, only to discover that they have run out of baking powder. It can also be frustrating, but it is possible to make delicious waffles without using baking powder.
If you really want to make waffles on a good Saturday morning, I want to assure you that you don’t need the traditional ingredients to enjoy a warm and crispy waffle as there are other methods that can be used to make yourself delicious waffles. Whether you are a gluten-free eater or batter, there are a lot of recipes that do not require the traditional waffle ingredients.
How to make waffles without baking powder?
For waffles with yeast (best cooked in a Belgian waffle maker), before you begin, make sure you have ½ cup of warm water, 2 cups of milk, 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast, 3 cups all purpose flour, ½ cup of melted batter, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 eggs.
For a dairy heavy recipe, make sure you have 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 egg, 1.5 cups of all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of butter, ½ cup of granulated sugar, ½ cup of milk, and ¼ cup of buttermilk and teaspoon vanilla.
The ingredients for baking powder substitute include; 2 parts cream of tartar, 1 part cornstarch which is optional, and 1 part baking soda.
To make waffles with yeast, you will have to mix yeast with water, using a large bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of active yeast and stir until the yeast dissolves. The next thing to do is to combine your butter, salt, and mix separately by using your stove top or microwave to melt your ½ cup of butter. Then add the butter, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 cups of milk in a second bowl.
You can then mix your all purpose flour vigorously and allow it to form a dough. You need to continue mixing, until no dry flour remains. Allow the dough to rise by sealing the bowl with an airtight lid or plastic wrap and then leave it overnight. Add your eggs and baking soda, then prepare to make your waffles.
To make waffles using a dairy-heavy recipe, begin by mixing the dry ingredients, excluding the sugar. Then combine the wet ingredients, including the sugar. Begin by beating one egg in a second medium sized mixing bowl.
Then add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of softened butter, and mix them together with an electric mixer until it becomes smooth. Then prepare to make your waffles.
To make waffles using a substitute for a baking powder, mix your cream of tartar with baking soda, then seal it inside an airtight container and if your mixture has been in the pantry for long, make sure that the ingredients required for leavening your waffle are still active.
Then heat water in a pot and allow it steam. Then sprinkle some of the mixture into the water. If the water begins to fizz upon contact, then the chemicals are still very active and if otherwise, you need a new batch.
If you have done all these, then you are ready to have your crispy waffles without a baking powder.