Friday, October 18, 2013

Waffle Cones

Nate has been begging to make our own ice cream cones ever since he discovered our waffle cone maker. For some reason I remember it being a lot more of a hassle than it really is. It was so simple I don't think I'll ever buy the store bought kind again! All you need are eggs, salt, sugar, flour and butter.

I knew I wanted to make a lot so I doubled the recipe. Start with your eggs: two whole eggs plus two egg whites.

Beat those eggs with the salt. Add in the sugar and beat until the color lightens.

Add in the flour and then the melted butter and you're ready to go!

If you don't have a waffle cone maker you can use a waffle maker (not the Belgian waffle kind) or a panini press. Heat your waffle cone maker and add two tablespoons of batter to the center.

Close the lid and bake to your desired done-ness.

Pull off the press and immediately place the cone mold on top. Roll the waffle around the cone. The sides should overlap.

Press the cone seam side down while the waffle cools and starts to hold it's shape. Pinch the tip of the cone so there is no gap. You don't want to have melting ice cream dripping out!

We added an upside down chocolate chip to the bottom of each cone to also help guard against drips!

We also decided to try to make waffle bowls. We found two small bowls that fit into each other. Start by putting the smaller of the two bowls upside down on your work surface.

When you have a hot waffle ready, place it on top of that bowl.

Next put your larger bowl right on top of the waffle. Leave in place until the shape hardens.

Remove the bowls and you are ready to eat!
Waffle Cones
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
2 T. butter, melted and cooled slightly.
Preheat the waffle cone maker.
Beat the egg, egg white and salt in a small bowl until well blended. Beat in the sugar until it is incorporated and the egg has lightened in color slightly; about 1 minute. Add flour and beat another 15 seconds or until incorporated and all of the lumps are gone. Add the melted butter and stir until well blended.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter in the center of the iron. Bake for one minute then check for desired color. Cook an additional 5 to 10 seconds if necessary.
Remove the waffle and form as desired. 

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