Alternative post title: “What to Do When You Don’t Have a Waffle Iron”
Last Friday, sci-fi writing legend John Scalzi found Chica Chocolatina’s recipe for Churro Waffles and proceeded to get very excited about them, getting the rest of the internet both excited about them and very hungry in the process.
The recipe itself is nice and simple when it comes to ingredients, as long as you’ve got cinnamon in the house. But there was a bit of a problem stopping me from using it…
I don’t own a waffle iron. Waffle irons aren’t really much of a thing in the UK (because waffles aren’t either) and I’d have to order one online to even get hold of one.
I despaired. And despaired. And despaired some more.
But while I was despairing, loudly, about my lack of waffle iron, chef-y housemate reminded me that we have a certain utensil in our house that serves the same function (two hot plates keeping the contents sealed).
With the missing link now in place, it was just a case of putting together the recipe. Easy peasy. And thus, a Scottish spin on churro waffles (called “Cinnamon “Churro Waffle” Triangles” with the subtitle “they’re sort of like pancakes or doughnuts” because of my friends don’t know what churros are*) was born and hastily consumed!
So that’s how my Saturday morning sugar overdose happened, along with the rest of the household and everyone else who set foot in our door that day. And it’s all that damn sci-fi writer’s fault.
*Really there’s no ‘sort of’ about it — churros are doughnuts. But this recipe isn’t deep-friend so the resulting treat is more like a pancake is texture.
Miss Cole says
Ooooooohmiiiiiigooooooosh I LOVE churros!
I wish waffle irons were a thing over here too.
Can I move in to your house plz?
Colin D Smith says
Guess what we have…! If you’re ever in the neighborhood, Emma, feel free to stop by for some waffles. In fact, with sufficient notice, I’m sure I can persuade my awesome-cook-of-a-wife to utilize that recipe and make you “real” churro waffles! :) That said, I applaud your creativity, and determination to make do with what you have. I wonder if not using a waffle iron really made that much difference. I think we have a toasted sandwich maker… it might be worth an experiment…. :)
Kris Atkins says
I saw those on Pinterest. They look amazing. Now I know they are and I MUST GET A WAFFLE IRON!! Besides, I really need one anyways so I can also make the cinnamon roll waffles I pinned on Pinterest forever ago. :)