When I tell people about my new favorite blog, I seem to get one of two responses:
1) Wow! That sounds really neat. I think I’d like to waffle things. Do you dip things in batter, or what? How does this work? I want to know!
2) … the things people blog about. I might as well start a blog about my cats.
The only outlier thus far has been during this conversation between Valerie and another coworker:
V: I didn’t know “waffle” could be a verb.
H: It can; remember that Christmas song… “here we go a-waffling*”?
*She means wassailing, although, frankly, I’m a fan of her version of the song..
… back to the first group, though…
You’re wrong, and here’s why: at the root of that statement is an idea that fundamentally shapes your worldview. This idea is essentially that waffles are just pancakes in a funny shape. This is false, and if you don’t know why, I have nothing more to say to you.
To the second group…
Will you be my best friend?
All of that said, I’ve taken up waffling as my new hobby, and thus waffled shortcake that I served with strawberries and vanilla yogurt, topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
A few things I’ve learned about waffling:
- Since waffling things is generally experimentation, it may not come out great the first time. Try before serving.
- Do not overcook.
- Do not undercook.
Expect more waffled recipes in the future.