Waffles have long been enjoyed as a breakfast staple. According to the foodtimeline.org, the first waffles date back to the 1300s. While they typically carried the standard waffle form, sometimes they were emblazoned with a coat of arms or other interesting patterns. Waffles were cooked over an open flame inside two cast iron plates, which were sealed together with long handles. Today, waffles are typically created using an electric waffle iron, however, it is possible to make waffles without an iron.
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Things you need
- Pancake or waffle mix
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Mixing bowl
- Wire whisk
- 1/4 measuring cup
- Sandwich press
Combine one egg, 1 1/4 cup Aunt Jemima original pancake mix, one cup milk and two tablespoons oil in a large bowl.
Stir all ingredients together, using a wire whisk.
Preheat the sandwich iron.
Pour 1/4 cup of the waffle batter onto the sandwich iron and close the top.
Allow waffle to cook until it's golden brown. You may need to open iron occasionally to check on its status. A standard cooking time is between two and five minutes, depending upon the temperature of the iron.
Remove the waffle from the sandwich iron. To serve, top with syrup or other waffle toppings.
Tips and warnings
- Waffles made in a sandwich iron will not have the same ridges as waffles made in a waffle iron, but they will have the same consistency.
- Waffles will be very hot when they come out of the sandwich iron.
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