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Yeasted Waffle Batter - is 3 days in fridge too long?

adam Jul 13, 2009 07:46 AM

Hey guys!

On Friday night I mixed up some yeasted waffle batter in preparation for Saturday morning. When Saturday morning rolled around, my (now 2 day old) nephew decided to join us - hence, lots of rushing around, and no waffle making or eating.

Thoughts on whether the batter would still be good to use tonight? I'm not sure what would be wrong, unless it's overfermented in some way, or something else.


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  1. hotoynoodle RE: adam Jul 13, 2009 07:49 AM

    it's likely gone over the hill, but no way to know for sure without giving it a shot.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
      legourmettv RE: hotoynoodle Jul 13, 2009 08:04 AM

      I agree, likely way to yeasty flavoured at this point. But hey, you might be surprised and enjoy it?


      1. re: legourmettv
        hotoynoodle RE: legourmettv Jul 13, 2009 08:52 AM

        i wasn't even thinking of flavor, just that the yeast had eaten itself to death.

        1. re: hotoynoodle
          Kelli2006 RE: hotoynoodle Jul 13, 2009 10:04 AM

          You could mix in a Tbl of milk and 1/4 C. of flour if you think if might have gone over the edge, but I'd definitely try it.

          1. re: Kelli2006
            todao RE: Kelli2006 Jul 13, 2009 02:44 PM

            I agree with Kelli ... stir in a bit of flour (1/4 - 1/2 cup) with a small amount of milk a couple of hours prior to your intended use and let it rest at room temperature. If you don't see CO2 action by the end of the first hour, assuming it's come to room temperature by that time, it's probably gone flat. But I suspect, because it's been in the refrigerator all this time, (with a nice tight seal I hope) the fermentation has been slowed dramatically and it may be just fine.

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