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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 about 2 years ago
6 answers 658 views
559b7954 d7be 4065 8a51 4b2c9c58102d  lardofavon
added about 2 years 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.

Eeee8df4 b7c4 4f93 80d9 39f4cbc125e6  food52
added about 2 years 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)

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559b7954 d7be 4065 8a51 4b2c9c58102d  lardofavon
added about 2 years ago

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

Eeee8df4 b7c4 4f93 80d9 39f4cbc125e6  food52
added about 2 years ago

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

D347253b 88e5 4ba1 ab1b 7b10260231b2  stringio
added about 2 years ago

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

559b7954 d7be 4065 8a51 4b2c9c58102d  lardofavon
added about 2 years 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 :)