Batters: Waffle / Pancake / Crepe Recipes

Mini German Pancakes

Mini German Pancakes

Watch the batter rise in the oven. German Pancakes are popovers. They are also known as Dutch Babies, Bismarcks or Dutch puffs. Think of a cross between an omelette and a soufflé. Simple recipe of milk, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and butter. Once removed from the oven, they collapse to form Yorkshire pudding-like sides ...
Orange Juice Whole Wheat Pancakes

Orange Juice Whole Wheat Pancakes

Want your family to eat more whole wheat flour but they don’t like the taste? Try using orange juice instead of milk in your pancakes. The citric acid dulls the fibre taste and makes for an interesting flavour. I like to use orange juice with extra pulp for even more flavour surprises as you eat.¬†As ...
How to make Pancakes

How to make Pancakes

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Batter Up

Batter Up

The older I get, the more I realize two things: time is precious, and homemade is superior to store bought. Reconciling the two can be a challenge. I was thinking about my baking recently and realized my passion has moved from dough to batter. Baking with batter has several attractions for me. First, start-to-eat is ...
Simple Milk Pancakes

Simple Milk Pancakes

My third waffle to pancake recipe is Simple Milk Pancakes based on my Simple Milk Waffles. Like that recipe, this is a foundation recipe to me. It is what I build others from. This is a light fluffy pancake. I prefer the Lemon Milk Pancakes. Mainly I use this as a foundation recipe to build ...
Lemon Milk Pancakes

Lemon Milk Pancakes

My second waffle to pancake recipe is Lemon Milk Pancakes based on my Lemon Milk Waffles. Like that recipe, this is a foundation recipe to me. It is what I build others from. Lemon Milk Pancakes use lemon juice and baking soda to build on the baking powder leaven. I love the hint of lemon ...
Oat Gluten-Free Lemon Milk Pancakes

Oat Gluten-Free Lemon Milk Pancakes

I was recently advised to reduce my carb and sugar intake. I have been exploring pancakes so I decided to take my Oat Gluten-Free Lemon Milk Waffles and convert it to pancakes. The bonus was that the oat waffles have no sugar. Pancakes require a thinner batter with less fat/sugar and more milk. My starting ...
Be Sure to Flip Your Waffles

Be Sure to Flip Your Waffles

Today I was testing a new variation on the Lemon Milk Waffles recipe, using egg white substitute (Meringue Powder) in place of an egg. I figured the lack of egg yolk would result in a lighter waffle, as the yolk turns brown during baking. Here are two waffles, one showing the top, the other the ...
Tomato Biscotti Waffle – Savoury not Sweet

Tomato Biscotti Waffle – Savoury not Sweet

I love my soft fluffy waffles, but I wanted to create savoury crisp waffles – something that you could pile toppings on, lift and eat without the toppings falling off. Reading recipes for other bread/cake products gave me ideas. Biscotti is an Italian biscuit that is baked, cut into slices, then baked again. The Italian ...
Oat Gluten-Free Lemon Milk Waffles

Oat Gluten-Free Lemon Milk Waffles

One of the most challenging recipes for me was developing a gluten free waffle. My experiences with using gluten-free flours has not been very rewarding. I decided to look for an oat flour recipe. To start I took my Lemon Milk Waffle recipe and substituted oat flour for the wheat flour. The results were very ...
Lemon Milk Waffles

Lemon Milk Waffles

Lemon Milk Waffles are by far my favourite waffle. They originated as a way to make buttermilk waffles without buttermilk. A common substitute for buttermilk is milk mixed with an acid such as lemon or lime juice or vinegar. Lime juice instead of lemon works well but leaves no taste. Lemon leaves a hint in ...
Waffle Makers

Waffle Makers

Types of Waffle Makers Iron – Two cast iron plates in a scissor like format with 2 handles. The batter is poured between the two plates, closed and heated over a fire. This is the old fashion way to make waffles and useful when camping. Traditional – Waffles are 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) thick and ...
Simple Milk Waffle

Simple Milk Waffle

I live on a working maple syrup farm so waffles are a staple with us. I get asked “why waffles?” Well, they are a type of bread. Like bread they fall into two camps based on the type of leaven, i.e. what makes them rise: yeast or soda. Waffles are similar to soda breads in ...