My pixstrip show the following images:
- Equipment and utensils
- Ingredients and mixing
- Eggs and salt, to be mixed together first
- Sugar, to be added to the eggs and salt mixture
- Rest of ingredients
- Process completion
- Batter baking process (1st and 2nd image in the 2nd row)
- A set of rolled baked wafers
- Finished tube wafers
- Some tubes and frosting (filling optional)
- Waffle cone maker
- Mixer (I used an electric hand mixer.)
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Rubber spatula(s)
- Plastic spatula
- Mixing bowl(s)
- Cooling rack
- Cylinders (I used test tubes—aka "test tube shooters"—that I bought at Urban Outfitters, which are also available online.)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 C of water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 C cake flour (can sub with 1 C flour -2 T flour +2 T cornstarch)
Note: I'm 'fessing up to having putting only 2/3 the amount of flours because I, duh, misread my list of ingredients
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Recommended: Spray oil application about every other wafer or so.
- Beat the eggs and salt.
- Add the sugar and beat it. :-)
- Add the water, oil, cake flour (or replacement flours), and vanilla.
Prepare the iron as instructed with your appliance. Because I've used mine a few times, I've only wiped the cooking surfaces with a clean, warm, damp kitchen rag for cleaning preparation, sprayed the cooking surfaces, and plugged the cord. Heating time is a minute or so.
For each disk, pour about 1 T batter, close the lid, and heat for about 30 seconds.
Note: If you want to make cones or bigger tubes, which won't easily fit into test tubes, pour 2 T. With 1 T batter, the lid locks fine. More than 1 T at a time, the lid tends to not stay locked. In my past recipe for waffle-grid tortillas, I held down the lid, using an oven pad for each hand. (Warning: The lid gets hot.)Move the cooked disk onto the cooling rack, roll it up, and drop it into a cylinder. Continue the batter dispensing and baking process until you use up the batter. (My pixstrip shows a set of six filled, poured out tubes, and tubular wafers.)
I wound up with 22 tubes and some 2-T batter disks. Those disks didn't last long enough to make it into the picture. :-) My calculations for calories, considering my reduced amount of flours, came to about 50 calories for each tube. Placing about a teaspoon of frosting nudges the calories by another 25. IOW, the plate of four as shown in the pixstrip amounts to about a 300-calorie snack, about the amount in a good-sized candy bar. Eater beware!