Fusion food of a different sort: waffle
Pancakes or waffles: Can’t decide? This innovative griddle from Nordic Ware makes it simple to prepare delectable waffled pancakes—pancakes textured like waffles—in a jiffy.
The innovative cast-aluminum nonstick griddle produces seven 3″ diameter, crispy golden cakes with deep pockets for syrup or toppings. We also used them to make dessert pancakes, topped with a scoop of ice cream, sliced bananas and chocolate sauce (fun and delicious).
The riveted cast stainless steel handle stays cool; the nonstick finish ensures easy release and quick cleanup.
Made in USA, the pan is currently a Williams-Sonoma exclusive, at retail stores or online.
It’s yours for $39.95.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PANCAKES & WAFFLES
Pancakes are generally soft and spongy, while waffles are crispy. Historically, waffle batter has more fat than pancake batter; the extra fat contributes to the crisping.
Most mixes we see today state that they can be used for pancakes or waffles. If waffles made from such mixes don’t turn out crispy enough for you, try a waffles-only batter, or make it from scratch.
Check out our review of the best pancake mixes.
Check out our Pancake & Waffle Glossary for all the different types of pancakes and waffles.