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How To Make Waffles From Scratch
You Will Need
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. melted vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 c. melted butter
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • A waffle iron
  • Creative toppings
step 1Preheat waffle iron
Preheat your waffle iron.
step 2Mix ingredients
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl, making sure that the melted shortening and butter are not too hot—if they are, the eggs will begin to cook.
step 3Combine wet and dry ingredients
Make a depression in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Stir gently. The resulting batter should be smooth but not too thin.
step 4Pour batter into waffle iron
Drop about 1?2 cup of batter onto the center of the hot waffle iron and spread until the entire surface of the iron is thickly coated.
tip Most waffle irons have a nonstick surface, but if yours doesn’t, or if your waffles have been hard to remove in the past, coat the cooking surface with butter or vegetable oil before you start.
step 5Cook waffle
Close the lid immediately and let the waffle cook for at least three minutes before checking on it. Remove when the waffle appears golden-brown and its surface is crispy. If you’re cooking for a large group, stack the cooked waffles in a baking pan, cover it with aluminum foil, and put in an oven set to 200? Fahrenheit until you’re ready to serve.
step 6Choose a topping
Now comes the hard part—choosing a topping. Waffles are great with strawberries, ice cream, bananas, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, or—as a soul food favorite—chicken.
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