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Old 06-26-2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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Waffles or pancakes?

I grew up consuming "made from scratch" pancakes but later in life decided waffles were a better deal, mainly because of the physics of retaining syrup and butter for each bite. I've noticed recently it is more difficult to find waffles on the menu of breakfast franchises. Given the choice, would you order up pancakes or waffles?
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:30 PM   #2
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Ah, for the days when I could eat those! An allergy to gluten (a protein in wheat) means I cannot eat them. But when I could, waffles, hands down for the reason you mentioned - more syrup and butter in each bite.
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Waffles but only the Belgian waffle type.
Very good version at the Hampton Inn with their pre made batter.
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Pancakes - with blueberries! Only time I have waffles would be as Dtail says - Hampton Inn. Now if I had one of those waffle makers in my kitchen then would possible be waffles.
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Waffles - with bacon!!!
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Waffles but only the Belgian waffle type.
Very good version at the Hampton Inn with their pre made batter.
I find the "make your self" waffles at hotels are actually pretty good, BUT, I want real maple syrup on pancakes or waffles.

The key to homemade Belgian Waffles is to separate the egg whites, beat them separately, and then fold in to the batter. At least IMHO.
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I guess I'm an oddball, because I prefer pancakes to waffles. Not sure why.

But the key is that I'm only interested if I have real butter and real maple syrup to put on them.
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Waffles. No contest. Pancakes just get soggy. I make great waffles. Sadly, we can only have them a couple times a year, usually when the kids are around for the holidays.
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I find the "make your self" waffles at hotels are actually pretty good, BUT, I want real maple syrup on pancakes or waffles.

The key to homemade Belgian Waffles is to separate the egg whites, beat them separately, and then fold in to the batter. At least IMHO.
How about making waffles out of sweat cream coffee creamer? Or, put some vanilla into the batter?

I have to use sugar free syrup. I really used to enjoy the real maple syrup at Cracker Barrel, but it's just too sweet for me.
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So yes, my preference is biased. Butter churned from milking cows from our farm and maple syrup sent to me each year from Maine. If only some research would show maple syrup is actually more healthy than imitation.
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I love both but unfortunately do not eat that type of food any more.

But in my dreams, if I could eat either, I would choose waffles.
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Waffles, Belgian of course and cooked at home in a perfect maker.
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Pancakes - with blueberries! Only time I have waffles would be as Dtail says - Hampton Inn. Now if I had one of those waffle makers in my kitchen then would possible be waffles.
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I sometimes score points with DW by making blueberry pancakes with bacon for dinner.
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You are all wrong.

French Toast is the only answer.
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You are all wrong.

French Toast is the only answer.
Well if French Toast, then the thick Challah bread type version.
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How about making waffles out of sweat cream coffee creamer? Or, put some vanilla into the batter?

I have to use sugar free syrup. I really used to enjoy the real maple syrup at Cracker Barrel, but it's just too sweet for me.
Vanilla in the batter works, for waffles, pancakes and french toast (I put it in the eggs for the french toast).

Re: Real maple syrup at Cracker barrel: I doubt that was real, 100% maple syrup. The good stuff, from New England, has more flavor, and less sweetness, but maybe I am biased.
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I buy the real maple syrup at the grocery store, the Canadian stuff.
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You are all wrong.

French Toast is the only answer.
Can't argue with this. When it comes to a pretty simple, homemade breakfast, french toast is hard to beat. Might try Dtail's idea of the thick Challah bread next time.

But you still need the real butter and real maple syrup
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And absolutely use real maple syrup. Grandparents milked 4 cows twice a day to their dying day. They had a separater on their front porch. Grandmother would save back the cream but would send the milk to town for $$$. The butter and ice cream she made will absolutely send me to an early grave appointment. I will take the goodies she used to make with the cream and butter over longevity any day.
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Either is fine with me, as long as I have real maple syrup. My wife makes great buttermilk pancakes, but if we go out for breakfast I usually opt for waffles or French toast. The pancakes at most restaurants taste like yellow cake mix which I do not enjoy. Most of the smaller mom and pop shops still make good pancakes but they're getting harder to find.

I make waffles at home but can only make two at a time in our iron. So they're either cold by the time we eat them, or everyone else is done eating before I'm finished cooking them.
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