The Dance in the Deeps
A Clockwork Armada
Quote of the Week
"You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer."
--Harry Dresden [Turn Coat, by Jim Butcher]
Joke of the Week
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary, and those who don't.
These waffles freeze quite well, and can be microwaved for a minute or two for a quick breakfast.
This recipe will make 16-18 waffles.
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbl. baking powder
- 3 Tlb. white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups (warm) milk
- 2/3 cup oil (canola, vegetable, etc. Melted butter is also lovely.)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar. (This aids in fluffiness.)
- Mix Dry Ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pre-heat waffle iron to a medium-high temperature. Ensure both sides are hot if using a stove-top iron.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs & cream of tartar.
- Add remainder of Wet Ingredients to eggs; beat until foamy.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture; beat until blended.
- Ladle the batter into the waffle iron. Approximately 3 cups per batch. Be careful not to overfill as the batter will expand significantly as it cooks.
- Cook the waffles until golden and not-quite-crisp. Flip once or twice, but don't check them for at least a full minute lest you tear them asunder.
This is an example of too much batter, even though the iron shut fully when poured.
Getting close. (Key for scale.)