Here is what I learned this week: you can totally cover up epic waffle failures with lots of dark chocolate, caramel sauce and caramelized bananas.
Instead of light, airy waffles, I created a blobby mess of waffle goo.
It was so bad, that I threw my waffle maker out. This waffle maker and I have had a checkered past and this was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back.
(It was a cheap one that I bought when my old one died - clearly, I should not have spent the money on a better one. Lesson learned.)
In case you are wondering, I used the recipe for caramelized bananas from the Chocolate and Banana Tart in AMFT. (Aka: the bananas that saved the flaccid waffles).
In other news, we finally had a spring like day yesterday - after 90+ days of the mercury not reaching 50, the temperatures shot straight to 60 yesterday. Another warm day today and snow projected for tonight. Sigh. There still aren't any bare spots in the backyard, but the edges are melting. Hope springs eternal (pun intended)
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for Dorie's waffles can be found here. And did you know that Dorie has written a whole book about waffles? It's out of print now, but you can get a used copy of Amazon - if you like waffles, there are some great recipes in there (just make sure you have a decent waffle iron...)
For those celebrating this weekend, Happy Easter and Chag Kasher V’Sameach!