Savor the sweetness
Sugar, butter and that cream!
Still licking my chops.
Hot crispy waffle
and a scoop of some ice cream:
Won’t sit there that long.
What? Did you think I would let the French Friday’s with Dorie clock run out without a haiku? Think better of me my dears.
Waffles and Cream
I now know that I indeed have hit my limit when it comes to buying more kitchenware to get through another French Friday’s with project. Four years ago I would have thought nothing of it. Today, not so much.
I read the recipe for Waffles and Cream and knew immediately my 1950’s era standard-issue waffle maker wouldn’t be the best for the job. I have the kind of waffle iron that doesn’t flip over and nurse your fantasies of standing duty at a brunch waffle station. Mine is the kind you have to oil well and pray the waffle gods will shine bright by not letting the waffle stick to the grid and make a mess. Sometimes they will fall out beautifully. Other times, well, you can always whip up some scrambled eggs for everybody, right?
Unlike my approach to just about every previous assignment, this time I fought the urge to run right out and pick up a new piece of equipment. Any one of the half dozen premium kitchen stores in my neighborhood would have a model that would have done a better job. But I just…couldn’t. There is something about being close to the end of French Friday’s with Dorie that has curbed my appetite for single use cooking items… the kind my garage is full of. The madeleine and financier pans in the garage won’t have any new company this week.
I decided to make due. The end of an era is upon me.
fancy or just plain?
I made due with what I had
delicious eve’ snack!
Recipe can be found here.
These Waffles and Cream was an assignment for French Friday’s with Dorie, a cooking group working its way through Dorie Greenspan’s culinary tome “Around My French Table”. We generally avoid including the recipes in our posts. However, wherever there has been a significant adaptation by me or where the recipe has already been publicly posted by Ms. Greenspan or her publishers or by hundreds of other bloggers, or it is, in fact, not much of a recipe at all but rather a methode, I will either include it here (adapted) or provide a direct link to it. Please feel free to contact me via the link provided on my page if you need any assistance finding a French Friday with Dorie Recipe. You should buy the book though.
It will change your life as it has mine.