Thursday, February 25, 2010

Busog! Sarap! Adventures on making WAFFLE DOGS…

waffle dogs© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Waffle Dogs are one of my favourite snacks in the Philippines when I was growing up.  When I was in 2nd year high school in La Consolacion, Caloocan, I buy this treats before I catch a jeepney to go home in Malabon.  Sometimes when I’m vacationing in Navotas, in the afternoon a neighbour across the road, would set up their portable cart and starts selling Waffle Cheese/Dogs and small serves of Nachos.  There were only hotdog or cheese or corn fillings in those days, but now this elongated waffles are being offered in different varieties as savoury or as a sweet snack/dessert.

I have longed for a Waffle Dog machine for years now, here in Australia, but I think there’s still no market for it.  Last year, I happen to saw a portable waffle dog maker in one those website catering for Filipinos who live overseas.  To my delight (at that time!) this particular website offers PayPal and assured me that the machine will work in Australia (with a adaptor plug).  Me, being impatient and too excited (when am excited logic part of my brain doesn’t function properly), I paid AUD$120 for the machine including handling/postage.  It was the biggest rip off, I tell you.  I got the machine alright but what really annoys me is they double…no tripled the charge for the handling/postage as they only posted it as ordinary package.  Oh well that’s life, sometimes when things bite you in the ass, it does not just give you a nip, it really bite you with its fangs and all.  The reason why I’m telling you this bad experience of mine, is just to give you a small warning that you should be always careful who you are dealing with when buying over the internet.  This company name sounds like the big international auction website (no relations) but base in the Philippines and they don’t do auctions but sells merchandise online.  I will only deal with them again when pigs learns to fly.

So, here’s my 2nd attempt on making Waffle Dogs……

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 pkt of Filipino Hotcake and Waffle Mix

1/2 kg of Hans Lil’ Frankies

w.dog ingredients© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

COOKING PROCEDURE:

Complete the rest of the ingredients as indicated at the back of the pancake/waffle mix box.  Follow the directions on mixing the batter as instructed.  I have poured the batter in a large squeeze bottle for a clean and easy pouring on the waffle maker molds.

waffle dog maker© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

Warm up the waffle maker as instructed in the manual and lightly brush with melted butter.  I’ve filled up just about 3/4 of the bottom molds and placed a whole mini hotdog on each.  Pour some more batter on top and close the lid.  What I did was kind of rotated the machine so that the top and bottom switched places.  Most of the cooked waffles were not whole, so frustrating!

Another style I did was tilt the top half of the waffle maker and filled it up with batter half way and waited for a couple of seconds till it bubbled and then tilted the waffle maker to its normal position and quickly filled up the bottom molds with batter and hotdogs and shut the lid.  This method was quite messy, as the extra batter poured out from the waffle maker everywhere.  It did produce full well molded waffle but a bit on the dark side.

cooked w.dog© BUSOG! SARAP! 2010

This Waffle Dog expedition of mine needs major tweaking,  I have tried using home made pancake batter (1st attempt), it was too fluffy soft.  I will try a yeast batter next time and will post the results in the future how this one goes.  Does anybody have any suggestion on filling up the waffle maker’s molds without the messy goo flowing out and what techniques should I do to achieve the perfect waffle dogs without missing bits?  Please I beg of you, if you know something…please let me know as I’m in the verge of chucking this machine out my kitchen window.

P.S - I didn’t have the chance on taking a picture of the ugly Waffle Dog batches as we gobbled it all up and saved the nice ones in the end.

Another P.S – Kath from A cupcake or two, made me crave for Waffle Dogs again from her Jas My Waffles post, wish Brisbane have a shop like that and I bet you, I’ll be one of their regular customer.

45 comments:

  1. Mmmm I miss this! I remember when I was a kid I'd always ask my aunt to buy me waffle hotdogs and zesto juice!!!! Eeee childhood memories!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We have 2 of those machines. My mum bought it back from the Philippines. Its such a great little machines. Hot Dog waffles DELICIOUS.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So sorry to hear about your bad experience with the waffle machine but I have to say, your waffle dogs look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my, I always reminisce about these waffle dogs to my husband & tell my kids this was my favorite snacks growing up. I never knew they sell these machines, I'm gonna have to bribe someone to bring this waffle-dog maker for me as a pasalubong! I'm googling for this now, gotta have it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Trissa- they are yummy actually but just puzzled how to make them nice looking, gives me sleepless nights how to fill the moulds..LOL!

    @Caroline- Just bribe someone to bring one over, because it's way cheaper...approximately around AUD30.00 or less.

    There's something about saltiness and sweetness combine together it creates magic!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my gosh - this is so interesting... I would love to join the monthly cooking club - will you please e-mail me with the next challenge. I cannot wait?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm not the only one! I remember when I was still a kid growing up in Malabon. Whenever I went with my aunt to Monumento, I would always ask her to buy me a waffle dog at the lobby of Ever Gotesco. Jollibee back then was not an option for me because we found it expensive.

    Last month, I had this craving for waffle dogs so I searched the net to find out where I can buy a maker. I saw one in Amazon for about $30. It arrived the other day. I have yet to try it this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  8. @MJ~ Good Luck on your waffle dog adventure!!! If you happen to find the perfect waffle dog batter, please don't forget me=)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Does anyone know where we can get it in California? I remember those yummy treats and still crave for them!!!! Sarap!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I can't wait to make one, I remember for years since I've been here in the U.S. I keep searching for waffle dog maker compatible to 120W ... there is one, but its $300++ USD and makes up to 10 waffles (too many for me and too expensive) --- then just today, for some lucky reason I searched CORN DOG maker... and FOUND one that is similar to the machines I see back in Manila! For $25 it is worth the try. Now I will wait for its arrival and hopefully my years of craving for waffle cheese dog will be fulfilled >>> this is the link to the item I bought http://tinyurl.com/26hzy3t

    ReplyDelete
  11. @Elexis ~ Big THANKYOU for providing a link for people in US who are in search for this machine!

    ReplyDelete
  12. you can google corn dog maker and it'll show you quite a few sites who sell them for less than $30! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  13. i tried to do my own batter but it was a huge disappointment. but i may have found a way of making a full formed one. do the first half of the waffle complete with the hotdog, cheese or ham. once it's done. set it aside and let it cool. make the second half and immediately place the cooked half on top. the wet part seals the 2 into 1.

    ReplyDelete
  14. @eekai2x ~ will do that next time I cook waffle dogs again, thank you very much for ur suggestion=)

    ReplyDelete
  15. @eekai2x - just bought my waffle maker and reading the directions left me confused. Same question came into my mind, how can i make a nicely formed waffle dog out of it. Glad that i clicked on the right link and got the answer to my question right away. thanks..

    ReplyDelete
  16. Robert in Los AngelesFebruary 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Hi cusinera,
    WAFFLEDOGS!!! I think I've found my true love, (sorry ladies.) They are gorgeous. Check out that shape, that golden tan and a inner beauty inside. I want some right NOW! Please overnight me a dozen or two. Put some cream cheese and grape jelly in mine, mmmm.
    I did noticed that on the machine on each mold there is a slot, so I'm thinking, that if you place your batter and hot dog on the bottom mold, then close the top and use your squeeze bottle and fill up the mold through this slot, just maybe and I emphasize maybe, we can get the perfect WaffleDog!! You would have to do this rather quickly so as not to melt the plastic nozzle of the squeeze bottle, maybe a little foil wrapped around the tip will help. Anyway,that's what I'm gonna try when I find and receive my machine. Good Luck. Mmmmmmmgooooood!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. @Robert~ Wow that's an interesting combo...cream cheese and grape jelly, LOL! I have to try that=)
    I tried the squeeze bottle on those slots but the batter gets cook on the slots...I was thinking those large metal syringes that they use to marinate meat, the nozzle would be just right for the slots=) Thanks for your wonderful comment=)

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh wow! i just found one yesterday the ones that you had.. and it only cost P800 and that's roughly $18 or 19.. yea! i wanted to try to make those waffles and sell them eventually.. but i have to learn the techniques on how to cook them.. yours look great! can't wait to tr my own so i can market them here in my neighborhood.. im now searching on how to make the batter.. so i can start to experiment mine. thanks for the post, im going to try your techniques.. thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i just stumbled upon busogsarap.com yesterday & boy was i glad! i've been craving for waffledog for years & i even wanted to buy the waffledog maker in Manila the last time i was there but they were not autovoltED. buti na lang, it's available pala in amazon. i can still remember the times when we go to movies (Ever Gotesco, haha. i'm fm Acacia, Malabon) & we would buy waffledogs or cheese instead of popcorn. btw, i read some of the reviews in amazon abt this machine & few mentioned that corn bread mix would be the perfect batter for waffledogs. kudos to busogsarap! ♥ - MunchkinVCD

    ReplyDelete
  20. @MunchkinVCD~ OMG....I remember Ever Gotesco, my dad takes us there to watch children movies like Short Circuit (sooo 80's...LOL!). My sister would request those strawberry lollipop with long stick but I go crazy with the waffle dogs. We use to live in Tugatog, Malabon=) I will be on a lookout for corn bread mix here, sana meron=) Popcorn are reserved after Sunday Mass...the red tinted ones are the best!

    ReplyDelete
  21. we're barangay neighbors pala, watta small world. i also remember the red-colored popcorns we buy after the mass at sacred heart, tugatog... and also the pink-tinted sisiw, ooops i don't eat them of course, haha! i am so gonna try your polvoron recipe esp the ones with powdered milo & pistachio nuts. i tried the regular polvoron few wks back & i had so much trouble wrapping them as in nadudurog sya! i dunno, i might've put less butter or maybe i should've chilled them first before wrapping. kaya ang mag-aama ko kinutsara na lang ung polvoron, it was hilarious! any tricks u can share with me? kase ung sa yo parang ang ganda ng pagkabalot. salamat! :) - munchkinvcd

    ReplyDelete
  22. @Munchkinvcd~ If you look up on earlier comments..MJ grow up from Malabon too=) There's something about ppl from Malabon who loves waffle dogs...hahahaha, so weird! Yes, I remember those lil' birdies outside Sacred Heart. I use to be a member of Himig Choir in Sacred Heart=) but that was more than 20+ years ago.

    When I form my polvoron I fill up the mould and then attach more, so it looks overflowing...then I firmly mash the moulder against a chopping board or plate, rocking it side to side to remove the excess...it will level up. I cover the top/handle of the moulder with my entire hand and push hard the top of the moulder with my fingers...handle resting inside my palm. When I eject the polvoron, it is so compacted that it clings to the flat of the ejector, I then carefully move the sides with my fingers so that it can be gently removed.

    Kinutsara iyong polvoron...LOL! Priceless...ibig sabihin noon msarap polvoron mo=)

    ReplyDelete
  23. It's been so long since I've had one of these bad boys. We had this for lunch in school, even the one with just the cheese is pretty good.

    It is now my mission to find a good machine and will make this at home. I will consult all the advices here and report back of my results.

    Thank you for bringing back some really good memories, what next?

    Flying saucers? (anybody knows what I'm talking about?)

    @angcolette

    ReplyDelete
  24. @angcolette~ Will wait for your results=) Flying saucers are they like Aussie "Jaffles", the machine looks like pie makers but you put two buttered up slices of bread (one on the bottom and one on top) and fill it up with savoury mince....I love those!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I miss Waffle Dogs. Grew up in Legazpi City (Albay) and I had a Tita who owned a dress shop there. She had a Waffle Dog machine in the waiting room for the kids.

    Try finding a recipe that has baking powder in it. This causes the batter to be fluffy and rise. Pancake batter does not work well in a waffle maker for that precise reason. Pour the batter in the machine and wait for it to bubble. Press in the dog and spin it a little bit so some batter collects on the top. You can also pour a little more batter on the top of the dogs before closing the lid. If you make a thick enough batter you can also dip the dogs in the batter and then lay them in the machine. You'll have to move fast though.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I really can't understand how to use it .I don't understand how you made the top part. could you make a video to make it clearly.? I hope to see your video thank you

    ReplyDelete
  27. @mr. dg~ Will use the waffle dog maker one of these days and will include step to step process pic...about a video footage, hehehehehe! will think about it...a bit hard at the moment, middle of the year is my busiest time=)

    ReplyDelete
  28. i have been looking for a waffle dog maker. they are available online like amazon.... but the shipping is so costly. imagine... the maker is like $25. and with the shipping, is about $ 130. Im from toronto, by the way. kept looking and googling. but to no avail. luckily, my friend's sister who lives in the us ordered it for us. i'll have it on hand by next week. can't wait to try it. :) been missing the waffle for long. remember those days at fiesta carnival... they make the best. :) hopefully, with all your tips, i make a good one. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  29. We bought our waffle maker last Saturday and I'll be making some waffle today for my son's school snacks tomorrow. Wish me luck!

    ReplyDelete
  30. @rose & Margot~ good luck on your waffle dog cookfest!!! You got me thinking of dusting my w.machine and using it for next week's Mr. Adventurous party=)

    ReplyDelete
  31. my favourite hospital food!

    we don't have a waffle machine so we just wrap our hotdogs with pancakes xD

    ReplyDelete
  32. i also have the same dilemma...still thinking of how i will make the waffle perfect...

    ReplyDelete
  33. i got my waffle dog maker in walmart for $20.. or just search "corn dog maker"... with tender juicy hotdog... it was very good!!! it brings back childhood memories

    ReplyDelete
  34. hallo cusinera

    found corndog maker sa Sam's warehouse $19.90 , I will try this method thank you for the info=)

    ReplyDelete
  35. used to make waffle dogs my for my kid and his friends for their merienda. got a waffle maker from my brother as his xmas gift and tried using it at once since i also love waffle dogs. failed many times until i found out that you have to half cook one side first and turn it upside down and pour again the batter onto the other side to be able to cook that side and voila, nice "closed" waffle dogs. hope this helps.

    ReplyDelete
  36. i wanna share my joy to you all for making perfect hotdog waffles on my first try, simply by heeding the advice of one who said the batter is the key, no need to turn over the half-done waffles or the whole machine. i used the recipe for belgian waffles, one with baking soda as ingredient. the batter turned out a bit gooey so spillage was very minimal. i simply placed some batter in each groove upto about three-fourths full, then the cocktail sized hotdogs, then a little more batter on top just enough to cover the hotdogs. Voila! Perfect all around, and almost no trouble, no mess. So i did some more, placed cheddar cheese and ham...Kids are so happy to indulge, even volunteered to bring more for snacks in school the next day!

    ReplyDelete
  37. @ms.d~ Ooh wow! will definitely try out some belgian waffle batter with b.soda as one of its ingredients =)Thanks for the tip!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your english composition really reflects you went to La Consolacion .. did they teach you anything there?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Poor you!!! Having a bad day and you have to inflict negativity to others....From the start I've been honest about my poor writing skills. Please go back under whatever rock you crawled out and have a good rest, and maybe...just maybe, tomorrow will be a good day for you.

      Delete
  39. Hey Charles, what school did you go to? Or have you even gone to one? I bet your mama didn't teach you any manners....

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi there!

    I've been looking for a nice waffle hotdog maker that will fit a regular TJ hotdog. What brand did you buy? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  41. hello I bought 2 hotdog waffle machine baka po pwd nyo ako turuan ano ano filling pwd ko gawin sa hotdog waffle? pm me please here's my e mail ; marygracemcbride17@gmail.com



    Regards from mary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't really immerse myself on a crazy waffle dog adventure yet...but for fillings, here are some ideas...nutella with diced bananas, cheese sticks, diced bacon with cheese or you can even have chicken ala king (white sauce) but make the chicken diced finely.

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...