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Post# 1057436   1/13/2020 at 06:28 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        

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I have an odd question or maybe it's not so odd I don't know.  


We have waffles about once a week and I usually make a yeast batter I've had for years.  When I haven't planned ahead I use a Buttermilk mix that I keep around.  My husband always says the mix is a little bland so this time I added some white sugar to the batter to give it a little sweetness.


Normally the waffles come out of the waffle iron an even brown color and NEVER stick.  This batch, with the extra sugar, seem to have puffed up more than usual, they are not evenly browned but most importantly they stuck.  I had to pry them out of the iron.  They didn't leave anything behind but it was so odd that they split as I was pulling them out.  The instructions for the mix state to add 1 TBL. of oil to the batter which I added and I always do a spritz of PAM in the center of the iron before I add the batter.  The amount I made makes 6 waffles and I added 1/4 sugar to the batter.


Does this have to do with the addition of the sugar or is it just a coincidence and had nothing to do with the sugar?

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Post# 1057440 , Reply# 1   1/13/2020 at 06:43 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Your sugar/fat ratio is off....that seems like a pretty lean waffle batter with only 1T of oil; the sugar will only add stickiness so without augmenting the fat I think you're doomed to sticking waffles.

Post# 1057441 , Reply# 2   1/13/2020 at 06:54 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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What Jamiel said...

Also possibly the sugar didn't completely "melt" dissolve into the batter ???

Post# 1057443 , Reply# 3   1/13/2020 at 08:08 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Thank you!!

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That makes sense.  If I do the sugar again how much oil do you recommend I add?


Thank you again!!

Post# 1057452 , Reply# 4   1/13/2020 at 10:02 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Im NOT a professional chef

BUT the old cookbooks advise at least 2 tbsp. oil for waffle batter for 2 cups mix I never use a mix but I use the old Sunbeam recipe which used 2/3 cup butter melted

Post# 1057455 , Reply# 5   1/13/2020 at 10:39 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Waffle Recipe

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This is my favorite Waffle recipe.  It came with the waffle make and I've used it for a long time.  It does have a lot of butter and has oil.  I like the idea of the melted butter when I use the mix so I think I may try that.  These are the best waffles in my opinion.


I have the old Sunbeam cookbook, I'll have to check out that recipe.



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Post# 1057507 , Reply# 6   1/13/2020 at 20:37 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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If you don't mind I'd like to see the rest of the recipe for the Gingerbread waffles.

Post# 1057519 , Reply# 7   1/14/2020 at 01:15 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
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Hi Ken, here you go.  Enjoy!

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Post# 1057544 , Reply# 8   1/14/2020 at 08:49 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Post# 1057597 , Reply# 9   1/14/2020 at 18:01 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Not that you asked, but this is my all-time favorite waffle recipe. They are really excellent.

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Post# 1057611 , Reply# 10   1/14/2020 at 20:08 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I've heard great things about "Waffles of insane greatness".  That reminds me to try them soon.

Post# 1057625 , Reply# 11   1/15/2020 at 02:27 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Never heard of them

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I've never heard of them but I'm going to try them this weekend.  With the sugar and vanilla I bet they have a great taste.


Thanks for posting the recipe.

Post# 1057674 , Reply# 12   1/15/2020 at 15:44 by perc-o-prince (Southboro, Mass)        

We use a Toastmaster square Belgian waffle iron that makes 4 "regular-sized" thick rectangular waffles per batch. I've been using the Fannie Farmer recipe which makes aprox 1.75 batches (6.5 - 7 indiv waffles) and it calls for 3T veg oil. They never stick, so maybe add a bit more oil? I'd estimate my recipe makes about 1/2 the waffles yours does.


Post# 1057994 , Reply# 13   1/18/2020 at 01:38 by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Waffles of Insane Greatness = YUMM!

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I made the WOIG yesterday and I have to agree they are really good!  I used butter instead of oil since either was allowed by the recipe.  They are just a little bit crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.  They have a great flavor too.  We really enjoyed them.  The only mistake I made was to make only a single recipe.  This recipe made three large waffles in our waffle iron and it left me wanting a little more.  I think we're going to have to buy a larger container of cornstarch to keep on hand. 


Thank you for sharing this recipe Eugene.  I've never heard of these.

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