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 Post subject: batter, muffin vs. waffle vs. pancake; what's the diff?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:22 pm 
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Is there a significant difference between a muffin batter and a waffle batter, in terms of ingredients (leavening agent) or viscosity? Could I take a savory waffle recipe and make it in the form of a muffin and vice versa? What about pancake batter vs. waffle batter? I'm thinking primarily in terms of GF baking, but understand this to be a fundamental baking question.


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 Post subject: Re: batter, muffin vs. waffle vs. pancake; what's the diff?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:37 am 
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I got curious about this and did some searching. Tyler Florence has a recipe where the same batter is used to make pancakes, waffles and muffins with the only difference being the mix ins. So it seems like, in theory, your idea will work.

I can't comment on the muffin question from personal experience, but I've found that I can make fine pancakes from waffle batter. Pancake batter generally does not work as waffle batter for me and I think it's because I do a very low fat pancake batter that doesn't crisp up properly in a waffle iron.

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 Post subject: Re: batter, muffin vs. waffle vs. pancake; what's the diff?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:04 pm 
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I've read in some cookbooks that pancake and waffle batters can be used interchangeably. I transformed some waffles into pancakes when I couldn't get waffles not to stick to the waffle maker, so it works in my experience. I'd say waffle batter is usually a little thicker.

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 Post subject: Re: batter, muffin vs. waffle vs. pancake; what's the diff?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Alton Brown did a video explaining his muffin method - http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/alton ... 70349.html (not vegan, obvs)

He also talked about the difference between waffles and pancakes. http://altonbrown.com/the-difference-be ... -pancakes/ (not vegan, obvs)
If you have Netflix, I think the episode of Good Eats called "The Waffle Truth" is on there.

I don't know if this helps or not...

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