The Best Thing You Can Put in Your Waffle Maker Is Puff Pastry Dough

December 31, 2015

At first blush, a waffle iron is a one-trick pony (albeit it an awfully good one): Pour waffle batter in, make waffles, eat waffles joyfully. This would be enough—but the waffle iron has a couple more tricks up its sleeves. We've known about the magic of waffled potatoes, waffled zucchini, and even waffled chocolate cake, but KatieQ introduced us to a very, very useful hack, and a very good reason to keep puff pastry dough in your freezer at all times.

Today, we'll be stocking up on a few sheets of puff pastry ourselves so that tomorrow, when we're too sleepy or hungover to mosey to the nearest coffee shop for a red-eye and a croissant, we'll just be able to pull a sheet of pastry dough out of the freezer, thaw it, trim it into quarters, and lay the quarters one by one in the waffle maker. Ta da! Croissant waffles—a heck of a way to ring in the new year.

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Barbara May 2, 2018
There’s a restaurant in Charlottesville, VA called Iron that serves sweet and savory ‘paffles’ (puff pastry waffles) and they’re delicious!
Mawwood April 20, 2021
They are wonderful!
Leslie V. January 2, 2017
I made Bacon Jam, and think this would be awesome inside..a folded sheet before cooking. Adding real maple syrup and butter to serve.
Thanks. Anxious to try this for sure.
helenm January 1, 2017
If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, their puff is made with all butter. The other brands have other oils in them.
Cheryl M. January 1, 2017
thanks for that buyer's tip! TJ's has a number of things that especially useful for things like this!
Lee December 30, 2018
Thanks so much for sharing that
Steph January 5, 2016
I recently saw on the Chew someone make Waffle Falafel! Then added a Greek salad on top. So clever.
Caroline L. January 5, 2016
Lee December 30, 2018
HA! I just like saying Waffle Falafel
Colleen January 4, 2016
The grocery store freezer section Saira. By the frozen pie crusts.
saira January 3, 2016
pl pl tell me where u brought d puff pastry sheets. pl help i need urgently.
Caroline L. January 5, 2016
hi saira! yes, as colleen noted above, you can find them in the freezer section of your grocery store!