Sunday, May 06, 2007

Three Strikes

I woke up early this morning and decided to make my honey some waffles. It's been awhile since I've used my waffle maker, and with a busy day planned to work on backyard projects, I thought a hearty breakfast would be a great start.

Now, I decided that I didn't want to make just any waffle recipe. I really liked the pumpkin waffle recipe from VwaV, but that was not suitable for today's summer-like weather. VwaV came through once again though - Lemon Corn Waffles with Blueberry Sauce. Upon reading the recipe, I was excited that I had most ingredients. And because this was Sunday, I didn't want to go to the trouble of making a separate blueberry sauce - heck, I decided that I would just add the blueberries to the batter instead and rely on maple syrup for a sauce. In addition, I decided to use soft whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, and since I didn't have 1/4 cup of soy yogurt, I thought that an equal amount of additional soymilk would do just fine. Geez, with the juice of two lemons, I was sure that all of the recipe's soymilk would curdle like yogurt!

But somehow, something went wrong. Very wrong... see below:

"It must just be these first four waffles that are messed up," I told Kyle.


The next four showed some improvment (at least the waffles weren't split into two), but they still weren't looking right.


The final two waffles confirmed that something had gone wrong. Since my waffle maker has the most annoying 'beep' to signal that it's done, I knew that I hadn't opened it too early. I think my substitutions had the best of me.

Ah well, they still tasted good, despite the fact that they looked like some dead sea creature.

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Yikes! Maybe you need some sort of thickener to sub for soy yogurt - like arrowroot or tapioca flour?? Good call on the creature.

Sarah said...

Yeah, as I was pouring the first four into the waffle maker, I was thinking some egg replacer might have been a good addition. Next time!

Mary said...

I'm sorry, I laughed when I saw the pictures! I'm sorry they didn't work out. :(

springsandwells said...

Oh dear.
Kitchen disasters are such a drag. But, I think it's very noble of you to share them anyway - it's all part of the experience, isn't it?

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am laughing with you not at you. My DH would say, "hey it all goes to the same place, lets eat it anyway".

I do love blueberry waffles. :o)

Carrie™ said...

I've had that happen to me. I pried the waffles off of the iron with a knife and ate then anyway too. They tasted fine, just didn't look so good. Better luck next time.
BTW, how did the yard work go?

JJ said...

that was funny. :)

Sarah said...

Hi Carrie - The yard work went much better than the waffles did! I will feature a post on my composter and garden once it's fully planted!

Judy said...

I'm sure that I've heard of more people having problems with waffle makers than any other kitchen appliance. At least you're not alone, and hey, if they tasted okay, then who cares?

Kati said...

haha yes, it does look like a sea creature! I'm sorry your waffles didn't turn out quite right, but at least they were edible, right?

Vegetation said...

Hahaha. I post my disasters too! (had one tonight). I've had waffles that looked just like yours only they didn't have blueberries. As long as they taste good, that's all that matters!

Carolann said...

Lol, this is great! I hate it when things go wrong and you can't figure out why. At least they tasted good :)