I will be very frank with you. I have never been a big proponent of making your own waffle cones. But that is my bias from running a large volume establishment years ago. My reasons were simple. We could not bake enough in a given day to satisfy the demand. For that reason, we went to a pre-made waffle cone and from selling 300 baked cones to 3,000 a day. But I do understand why many individual small shops bake their own. It’s the need to attract customers and add to the overall atmosphere – the smell of a freshly baked cone does make the shop a warmer place. It definitely works! So if you want to make your waffle cones, why not do it from scratch. Here’s the recipe:
3/4 stick sweet butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon water
3 egg whites
1/2 cup flour
- Melt the butter slowly
- Beat the egg whites and add the sugar to them
- Combine the egg white mixture with the butter mixture
- Add the vanilla extract and water
- Add the flour to the above mixtures, blend well.
- Let the batter stand for one hour
The waffle cone baker is now ready for baking. At this point, simply follow the instructions for using your waffle cone maker.
Yield: 8-10 cones