I haven’t yet retaken the Cook Wise Raised Waffle Quiz. Truth is, I may never retake it. Because as much as I would like to tame that yeasty beasty, there are plenty of other recipes out there to fill my plate with waffle love. One of the first waffle recipes I ever tried had the audacity to call itself the Waffle of Insane Greatness. Humble much?
The recipe came with the following disclaimer in the fine print, “this recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representations as to the results.” Hey Food Network, if you post a recipe on your website it’s pretty safe to assume that a majority of people will figure that you have tested the recipe and that you are endorsing the results. Since when do recipes come with fine print, disclaimers, and limits of liability? It’s not an insurance policy or lease agreement, it’s a waffle. The question is, is it truly a Waffle of Insane Greatness?
You’ll have to judge for yourself. The fact that I currently have a double batch of these in the freezer should in no way influence your decision. BAH Fine Print: Who am I kidding? Of course I think you should try these waffles. I have tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and I do make representations as to the results. I represent that if you don’t think these are insanely good waffles, you should send them to my house. The Mistah and I will gladly accept them.
Waffle of Insane Greatness
Adapted from Aretha Frankensteins
BAH Note: The recipe posted at Food Network specifically said not to use any nonstick cooking spray on your waffle iron. With 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil, you don’t have to worry about these waffles sticking.
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the oil, milk or buttermilk, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, mix well, and let sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat your waffle. Cook the waffles according to your machine’s instructions and enjoy.