I pretty much thought I was all that, because I had my first two A to Z Challenge posts written two weeks before the Challenge began. Then "D" came along, and I realized I had absolutely NOTHING.
I had ideas. There was a necklace I was going to try, but I couldn't find the materials, and I'd waited too long to order them online. Then I thought I'd do a decoupage project, but I couldn't find anything around the house I was willing to commit to a life of being decoupaged by a rank amateur.
Scrolling through Pinterest last night, I found it:
Doughnut Waffles? DELIGHTFUL!
Naturally, I didn't have all the ingredients. (My husband has said repeatedly that I should have my own show on the Food Network where I try to cook stuff without reading through the entire recipe first, since I do it so often.)
These little waffley bites are coated with a maple glaze, and I needed REAL maple syrup. We use the NOT real maple syrup at our house, so after I got out of a meeting at 8:00 last night, I stopped at the Neighborhood Market for maple syrup, where I found out WHY we use the not-real stuff; it was $8.98 for a bottle!
Once home, I fired up the waffle iron and mixed the ingredients: sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, egg, butter, vanilla and milk. The directions specifically said to "whisk" the ingredients together, and it said the batter would be thick, but it was rather like whisking cement, and it gave me a bad feeling, but I checked the pictures included with the recipe, and it showed a batter that looked closer to dough in consistency.
|My whisk will never be the same again.|
I used a cookie dough scoop to blop the
|Blogs of doughbatter.|
|They LOOK like the picture....|
As soon as the little wafflettes came off the waffle iron and were cool enough to touch comfortably (I took them off with my fingers, which is probably stupid), I dipped them in the glaze.
I tried the first one.
The glaze hitting my tongue was heavenly. Then I bit into the doughnut waffle. Daffle? Doughwaffle?
It *cough cough* was a little *cough cough* dry.
I coated BOTH sides of the doughnut waffle with glaze.
Still very dry. Heavy. And chewy, but not in a good way. And, with the exception of the glaze, not very sweet.
I added a little more milk to the doughbatter.
No change in taste or texture.
When I had made them all, I offered a few of them to my husband.
He cheerfully took a bite, started to chew, and then chewed slower and slower.
"It's kind of...dry," he said, trying to be nice.
"Yeah, that's what I thought, too. But the GLAZE is delicious!"
"It's not enough to help these," said my husband (as he managed to choke down all three of them).
I took them to preschool the next morning and asked for honest opinions. Every critique was the same.
"They're kind of dry," and "They're not sweet enough."
My friend Melissa said it best.
"They don't taste like a waffle OR a doughnut. I'd rather have a waffle or a doughnut."
Yep, that about sums it up.
"D" is for dammit, those were disappointing!