Pancakes and Waffles: What's the Difference?
I like to make pancakes. I used to have a (cheap) waffle iron, but it bit the dust. I never replaced it, thinking it was too specialized and not necessary.
Although pancake and waffle batters are very similar, each recipe is specifically "pancakes" or "waffles". But what makes this a pancake recipe and that a waffle recipe?
I found a thread online - Cooking Light forum November 2002 - that discussed this. A couple people thought that waffle recipes are oilier to keep them from sticking to the iron; but that with modern non-stick surfaces that difference was becoming moot.
So what do you erudite breadmakers think? Is that the only difference? Can I take a "waffle" recipe and use it for pancakes, maybe just cutting back a bit on oil? I'm tired of passing up waffle recipes because I don't have that appliance.