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A question about a recipe: Aretha Frankenstein's Waffles of Insane Greatness

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I have a question about the recipe "Aretha Frankenstein's Waffles of Insane Greatness" from Genius Recipes. hi there, i have a question, i feel like the recipe is too light/watery when i mix all the ingredients. did i make it wrong? or it will turn out thicker after you rest it for aobut 30 mins. need help on this, im on the look out of great waffle recipe. Thanks

asked by seedhyka 8 months ago
6 answers 317 views
Lardofavon
added 8 months ago

It has been my experience with batter based quick breads (waffles, pancakes, etc) that yes, they very often tighten up/thicken after 30 minutes or so.

Food52
added 8 months ago

thanks alot for the answer "The Lard of Avon", it did thicken-up after 30 mins. The Pancake recipe that i often use, can be pour straight away after been mixed.

anyhow, do you think i could put the batter (especially this one, since it has cornstarch in it)

Waffle

Lardofavon
added 8 months ago

I'm not sure what you mean by "put the batter".

Food52
added 8 months ago

put the batter on the fridge, i forgot to put a word there

Stringio
added 8 months ago

I have made the batter the night before and fridged it. Cooked in the morning it was great.

Lardofavon
added 8 months ago

You could definitely chill the batter & use it at a later time, but my only concern would be that chemical based leavening (IE baking powder & soda) is best when it's freshest. Unlike yeast, which is alive & feeding off various sugars and therefore adds more leavening over time, the CO2 being created by the interaction of these leavening agents is best when it's freshest. That said, homemade waffles, even if not at their best, are still yummy :)