For once, I had all of the ingredients the recipe called for. At least when I halved it, which, can you believe it, is what I did. I had even recently acquired a flour sifter via Kohl's cash. Perfectly situated.
Originally the plan was to do this all in one day, but later decided that the waffles would be better as brunch the next day. Mostly, you mix a lot of things. I got smart and actually used an electric mixer for this one. See? I learn from my mistakes. Sometimes.
|My egg separating skills have improved dramatically.|
|Look at those peaks!|
|Shiney new sifter. Now someone has to tell me how to clean these things after the fact.|
|I tried to get a picture of sifting in action, but it was too blurry.|
|Look at me getting all of this use out of my mixer!|
|Does not look very appetizing.|
|Other side of the multiple personality waffle.|
|Have you ever seen such a beautiful stack of waffles?|
|FYI, that really is sunlight coming in. So exciting.|
Thanks for the advice that people have given me, especially surrounding the Bangladesh post. I like that suggestion of how to peel a tomato, Sylvie, plus pointing out the chicken difference. I like learning things I can take into my "normal" cooking. I also got an e-mail saying that I should drain the pot if I make chicken with the skin on. Makes a lot of sense, and will be taken into account next time. I wanted to call these things out so that other people can learn from them as well.
In response to Amy on The Bahamas, I considered finagling a double-boiler out of what I had, but that would just give me one more thing to blame if things went wrong. I don't do too well with uncertainty, in case you can't tell. And as for the first Belgium post, can I hire you to come whip my egg whites for me (if you know what I mean)? And I think you may be right about the duck fat.
Thanks, all, for reading!
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