Thursday, February 24, 2011

On the Menu.

Tonight I hosted our small group from Sojourn. Tonight's menu: Hazelnut Waffels with Berry Compote (with Peach Brandy) and Creme Fraiche Whipped Cream. I know, sounds like the shiz. It was. Not to fret.

Let me tell you about it.

Here's how it all started. All these random ingredients were hanging out. The party was kinda lame because there was no alcohol. Not that a bunch of ingredients needs alcohol to have a good time, but let's be real, it was a dry party (Get it? "Dry" becaus--whatever.) Anyway...

The hazelnuts felt "grated" because vanilla extract showed up. Those two have always been rivals because vanilla has always been more popular than hazelnut...

Okay, I'm stopping with this story time nonsense. It's dumb and no one is getting my puns anyway. I'll make this quick.

Peach Brandy. For cooking only, except when for drinking.

The peach brandy went into this mixed berry compote. Good night it turned out great--so good in fact, no one used the syrup we had. Straight up good. Look at all It's fruit, people.

Waffle Iron. 20 bones at Target. Expect more, pay less, people. Makes a handsome waffle. Just look at it. Seriously, look.

The setup.

Here's what you get. Two words: "Yes!" and "Do we have milk?"

Evidence that this was a genius recipe.

Evidence, yet again. Notice the empty berry dish and creme fraiche bowl, yet a full syrup thing. Does that tell you anything?

So, right now I have a full stomach and a full sink of dishes. Looks like it's time to pour myself a goblet of brandy (to cook with) and get to work.

Till next episode.


DΛNΙΣL said...

I'll have me some of that business.

(Didn't realize waffles could have a Proof value; I learn so much from this blog.)

Eron said...

Daniel D,

Yes, indeed, these were some potent waffles. We couldn't allow the children to partake for fear of them getting MIPs. Fortunately, our gathering didn't attract the attention of the fuzz. However, had it done so, we had non-alcoholic porridge on hand to which we could have gestured to and said, "See, the children are eating their porridge which is alcohol free," to which they would have replied, "But the children are clearly eating the waffles, even right now before us," to which we would have replied, "But, dear policemen, the porridge is free of any alcohol. Use your breathalizer on any of these young ones to discover no alcohol within their bones." Then there would have been a few minutes of tense staring at one another only to be relieved by a much welcomed commercial break.

Sorry, it could be the peach brandy I'm drinking now.