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leethebard

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Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:34 PM (permalink)
Imagine..you're stuck in a roadfood place that only sells three things for breakfast...waffles,pancakes,or a combination of the two platter. Which do you order?
leethebard
 
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    Russ Jackson

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    RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:39 PM (permalink)
    Waffles are my choice. For a couple reasons. Pancakes are inconsistant at best. You might get 1 good one out of 10. Belgium waffles are usually made from a mix supplied by the Carbon Waffle Co and it is a great product. Plus the waffle iron takes all the work out of it. However if the place isnt a chain and they have pancake in the name go with the pancake......Russ
     
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      leethebard

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      RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:46 PM (permalink)
      russ,
      I agree.Dawned on me I never stated my choice. I love a good pancake. If I know the place and I know the Pancakes are good,I'll always order them. My preference is a stack of pancakes and my sugar-free syrup. I agree, Waffles are just about impossible to screw up...and a good pancake is the work of an artist. Pancakes need a good recipe..waffles more forgiving.
      leethebard
       
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        Sundancer7

        RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:52 PM (permalink)
        Waffles are a little lighter for me plus a bit smaller. One is enough and I enjoy it with some maple syrup and a sausage with coffee. That is enough.

        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
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          Russ Jackson

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          RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:56 PM (permalink)
          I disagree you need a good recipe for both. And the recipes are not the same. Some people think they are but they are different. Also a good waffle iron will run you about 500 dollars. Trust me there is an art to waffles also. I have spent many years working on it. Either one done correctly is one of the best things going.I will post my waffle recipe here this weekend for you....Russ


          Try serving good fried chicken on top of a waffle sometime with honey mixed with real maple syrup infused with diced jalapeno peppers.
           
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            jimsock9

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            RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 4:57 PM (permalink)
            Waffles. Now for the weird part: I don't really know why, but I'm always disappointed if the waffle isn't round! Gotta have a little black on the edge, too!
             
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              Frankman

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              RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 5:00 PM (permalink)
              A stack of flapjacks while wearing my Lone Ranger hat and six shooters, my Tonto knife hidden in my boot, and my Red Ryder by my side. Hold on pard, was that a pig that mosied on by? Be right back with some bacon!
               
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                divefl

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                RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 5:01 PM (permalink)
                Pancakes. I can make a great waffle. I will at least give the place a chance to please me. A great pancake is hard to find, but they are rarely bad. And I am more likely to get a side of pig with pancakes as a necessity.
                 
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                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 5:41 PM (permalink)
                  I have a small waffle maker at my residence. My waffles that I make are the premix kind and it works for me. I sometimes add crushed pecans to them and other times I add blueberries or crushed berries of another kind.

                  My preference is maple syrup but sometimes I added a buttered syrup.

                  I enjoy them with sausage (east Tennesse style or a good bacon).

                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
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                    Russ Jackson

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                    RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:02 PM (permalink)
                    Try mixing cooked ground sausage and shredded cheese in the waffle mix itself....Russ
                     
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                      Davydd

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                      RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:03 PM (permalink)
                      Is this yet another Waffle House thread?

                      OK, I'll go with pancakes. It seems there can be many more varieties.
                       
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                        Shara

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                        RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:14 PM (permalink)
                        I love em both and make both good pancakes and waffles. My waffle-maker died a few years back though and I never replaced it (dunno why), so given the choice I'd probably pick waffles. And up here in Maine, that means I can almost always get them with blueberries and delicious maple syrup. Yummy!
                         
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                          porkbeaks

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                          RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:20 PM (permalink)
                          I'd go with the waffle. I make a pretty darn good pancake at home, but rarely do waffles. pb
                           
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                            Russ Jackson

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                            RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:37 PM (permalink)
                            Here is my Waffle Recipe:

                            5 oz all purpose flour

                            5 oz whole wheat flour

                            1 tsp baking soda

                            1.5 tsp baking powder

                            1.5 tsp salt

                            4 tsp sugar (I use raw coarse sugar)

                            3 large whole eggs at room temp

                            1/3 stick melted salted butter

                            16 oz buttermilk room temperature

                            In large bowl mix wet ingredients with a whisk
                            In another bowl mix dry

                            Add dry to wet an mix until incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX lumps are ok then let rest atleast 15 minutes.

                            I always add ingredients as I go chocolate chips,1/3 cup dry malt, pecans, blueberrys etc. When I use blueberrys I use frozen and roll in sugar prior. I cook them on two vintage Commercial Rugged Carbon Waffle Irons that must weight 50 lbs a piece. Remember this is just the basic recipe I add cinnamon, nutmeg, orange extract, sunflower seeds, pineapple,etc the possibilities are endless....Russ
                            If we get some other recipes in this post I might put up my chocolate brownie waffle recipe.
                             
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                              Theedge

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                              RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:50 PM (permalink)
                              Cakes please, for some reason I've experienced some really bad waffles out and about.

                              On a side note, I purchase some Aunt Maple's pancake mix from Aldi's grocery store. Boy, I thought they were really good.
                               
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                                Sundancer7

                                RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 6:55 PM (permalink)
                                I appreciate the work Russ has done and his recipe but it is a little to much work for me. I tend to ramp it down a bit and buy the redi made stuff. Maybe not so good but easier.

                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN
                                 
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                                  Russ Jackson

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                                  RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Fri, 01/18/08 7:48 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                  I appreciate the work Russ has done and his recipe but it is a little to much work for me. I tend to ramp it down a bit and buy the redi made stuff. Maybe not so good but easier.

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN


                                  You could always make the dry part and divide it in thirds. Then make 1 eggs worth as needed. But if you were to use a mix use this.

                                  http://www.goldenmalted.com/

                                  ...Russ By the way Ovaltine added to waffle mix is excellent also.
                                   
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                                    Earl of Sandwich

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                                    RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Sat, 01/19/08 6:31 AM (permalink)
                                    I like 'em both, but in the end I'll go for pancakes everytime.
                                     
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                                      doggydaddy

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                                      RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Sat, 01/19/08 7:33 AM (permalink)


                                      Waffles are my favorite. They must be served with sausage.
                                      I have a long cast iron griddle for pancakes and a great waffle iron. The griddle sits unused.
                                      There are some great suggestions and I like the idea of Ovaltine or malt as an addition.
                                      One of my favorite waffles is with bacon cooked inside.
                                      I like many of Russ' suggestions. I have yet to enjoy the combination of chicken and waffles, but that syrup mixture with diced jalapenos sounds great.
                                      I'll chime in with the one style of pancakes I love: Pigs in a Blanket.

                                      mark

                                       
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                                        wheregreggeats.com

                                        RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Sat, 01/19/08 10:18 AM (permalink)
                                        I'm an odd bird in that I don't care for syrup -- especially imitation maple.

                                        I am happy with a few wads of butter ... Think of it as fancy toast.

                                        I am not a big lover of the breakfast buffet at hotels, but if I am at a Fairfield Inn, I always make myself one of their waffles along with a carton of milk (of course after I carefully check the date on the carton.)

                                         
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                                          Baah Ben

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                                          RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/23/08 9:36 PM (permalink)
                                          Russ - thanks for the waffle recipe. It looks terrific. I'm going to try it. My big problem with waffles at home is I don't have the proper restaurant quality waffle maker. Mine always seems to stick, too. I hate the after taste of the aerosol oil sprays. Cannot get them to crisp and firm up like the Waffle House version.

                                          One good turn deserves another...My take on IHOP's Cream of Wheat Pancakes.

                                          1 c flour
                                          1/3 c Cream of Wheat or Farina - the cooked variety
                                          2 c butter milk - not the low fat version!
                                          1/4 c veg oil
                                          1 tsp baking soda
                                          1 tsp baking powder
                                          1 tsp vanilla extract
                                          1 jumbo egg
                                          1/2 c sugar
                                          1/2 tsp salt
                                          Grated lemon and orange rinds to taste..Optional.

                                          Mix all dry ...add wet..do not overmix let stand at room temp for 30 minutes. It is not too loose...You want them to spread out and be thin and crispy.
                                           
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                                            Baah Ben

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                                            RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/23/08 9:43 PM (permalink)
                                            Anyone ever been to Pamela's in Pittsburgh. They have several places and they are famous for their crepe like pancakes. They are fantastic. My favorite pancake places are Pamela's first and a distant second IHOP but only for their Cream of Wheat Pancakes. I also like the Village Inns (chain from California) for their buttermilk pancakes.

                                            Anyone out there know how Pamela's makes their batter? Boy, I'd love that recipe.
                                             
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                                              uncledaveyo

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                                              RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/30/08 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                              Red Hut in Lake Tahoe has a waffle with bacon baked (ironed? waffled?) right into it, and the waffles themselves are pure crispy-outside tender-inside mastery.

                                              I would gladly kill for one right now.
                                               
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                                                Russ Jackson

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                                                RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/30/08 9:03 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Baah Ben

                                                Russ - thanks for the waffle recipe. It looks terrific. I'm going to try it. My big problem with waffles at home is I don't have the proper restaurant quality waffle maker. Mine always seems to stick, too. I hate the after taste of the aerosol oil sprays. Cannot get them to crisp and firm up like the Waffle House version.

                                                One good turn deserves another...My take on IHOP's Cream of Wheat Pancakes.

                                                1 c flour
                                                1/3 c Cream of Wheat or Farina - the cooked variety
                                                2 c butter milk - not the low fat version!
                                                1/4 c veg oil
                                                1 tsp baking soda
                                                1 tsp baking powder
                                                1 tsp vanilla extract
                                                1 jumbo egg
                                                1/2 c sugar
                                                1/2 tsp salt
                                                Grated lemon and orange rinds to taste..Optional.

                                                Mix all dry ...add wet..do not overmix let stand at room temp for 30 minutes. It is not too loose...You want them to spread out and be thin and crispy.


                                                First off try cleaning you waffle iron by pouring a shot of water on the hot iron and covering it with a 3 damp paper towells and close iron and let go thru 1 cycle. This should clean the iron and cure the sticking problem. Use the nonstick spray very lighlty maybe 1 second spray max. Then try this recipe.

                                                2 cups flour
                                                1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
                                                1 stick melted butter
                                                2 cups warm milk 110 degrees
                                                2 eggs
                                                2 tsp vanilla
                                                1 tablespoon sugar
                                                1/2 tsp salt

                                                8 to 12 hours prior to making waffles mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the milk and melted butter. Whisk eggs and and vanilla in seperate bowl. Add the milk and butter to the dry and mix. Add the egg and vanilla mixture to the mixture. Whisk until well combined. Cover with plastic and place in refrigerator for atleast 8 hours.

                                                After time has elapsed remove from fridge. The mixture will look a little strange. It will look foamy and fluffy. Stir batter to deflate and start making waffles. If you want crispy waffles with with a great center this is it. You can add cooked sausage, bacon, chocolate chips, cheese, canned corn, jalapenos,PECANS,fruit with powdered sugar, just about anything to waffles.Enjoy...Russ
                                                 
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                                                  Earl of Sandwich

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                                                  RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/30/08 11:03 PM (permalink)
                                                  Pancakes!!
                                                   
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                                                    tkitna

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                                                    RE: Waffles or Pancakes... Wed, 01/30/08 11:28 PM (permalink)
                                                    Waffles
                                                     
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