Sunday, May 18, 2008

Joy of Cooking Waffles

If you're a longtime subscriber, you know I love the Joy of Cooking. If you don't own it, trot over to Amazon right now and buy it.
Here is a recipe for simple, delicious waffles. I like to halve it, because its just two of us, but you might need to make all six.
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1 cup butter, melted (I use oil instead, for the sake of unsaturatated fats)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • waffle iron
  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all wet ingredients.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  4. Cook on waffle iron.


  1. this tasted like dog sh*t.
    3 eggs?!!?

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  3. The key to good waffles and what is actually in the Joy of Cooking is separating the eggs and beating the whites until stiff peaks form, then after all the other ingredients have been mixed in, to gently fold in the whites. Sifting the dry ingredients helps as well. Also the original recipe calls for 2 teaspoons not 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 2-7 tablespoons of butter (a little less than a 1/4 cup up to 1/2 cup). Those differences probably explain why Benjamin didn't like the recipe.

    1. I agree. I too have the Joy of Cooking and we make this recipe quite often. You must go by the exact recipe for quality waffles. They are truly the best!!

  4. These waffles are perfectly fine without separating the eggs or sifting the dry ingredients- directions that would only really affect the texture. Also, this is the recipe in my own Joy of Cooking. You probably know that the recipes are constantly changing with every update. Juniper, the recipe you're recommending will result in lighter, fluffier waffles. Some people like their waffles thick and buttery.

  5. This is the recipe from the "All About Breakfast" book from Joy of Cooking. I make it exactly as written every week for my family. We love this recipe!

  6. If it calls for 3 eggs, and you halve the recipe... do you use 1 egg or 2?

    What year edition of Joy of Cooking did you take this from? I know the recipes are revised sometimes, and would like to know the vintage of this one.

  7. I am still waiting for the waffles to finish cooking, so I will hold my comment about the result.

    I DID want to suggest dear Barefoot, that instead of Amazon, that you trot down to your local small bookstore instead.

    Can't wait to try the waffles!! : )