I used Pillsbury caramel rolls since those are some of Caity's favorite. I preheated the waffle iron just like when I make waffles. My waffle iron has a 'preferred' setting. It's 1/2 way between medium and high. I found that this setting worked best. Once the waffle iron is preheated put rolls in separate corners allowing room for expansion. If you put 4 in and they're too close together the middle sort of runs together and they don't cook all the way through. It's best to leave space and only do 2 at a time. I closed the lid gently (don't press) and let them cook. 4 minutes turned out to be perfect! Remove from waffle iron. If you place the next 2 rolls in the corners you didn't use the first time, you wont have to let the iron heat back up. Just stick the next 2 in and let cook!
I warmed up the caramel topping in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Spoon over waffle rolls. The waffle pattern has little squares for the icing so it doesn't run off! I also added a dollop of whipped cream to pretty it up since it was Caity's b-day!
Your waffle iron may be different, so watch the timing with the first set just in case! Here are my list of reasons why I will use this method from now on:
1)You don't have to heat the oven up...cost effective.
2) You don't have to heat the oven up....keeps the kitchen cooler in summer.
3) Much quicker then the oven method.
4) If you loose track of time during cooking the whole batch of 10 isn't ruined, only the 2 currently cooking get trashed!
5) You can stagger cooking times so the kids can eat before school, hubby can eat before work etc etc...everybody gets a hot breakfast!
There you have it....actual directions! I know...I complained about this before. Pins and links that are just pictures are my pet peeve. See? 4 ways to lose followers on Pinterest. LOL I do not expect everyone to share my views, I just express them as they come up. However, it has given me a slew of new topics to write about! If you happen to see something that you want to make/do and just can't find actual instructions then please, email me at FeathersInTheWoods@gmail.com I will gladly make my kitchen or craft room your guinea pig and experiment to find an answer for you! I love a good challenge!
Happy breakfast making!