(Doesn't that sandwich on the cover make your mouth water?)
What a totally fun cookbook! If you've been following this blog, you know I never seem to go for "normal people" cookbooks. But I saw this in my library's new acquisitions email and immediately saw the teen library program potential. And I own a waffle iron!
Tonight I made Waffled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Took me less than 15 minutes to whip up the batter, and then only 2 minutes per batch to cook them in the waffle iron. My entire house smelled fantastic, and the hubby gave it two thumbs up when he test-tasted one. I predict that "my" teens will think I'm totally weird, then totally cool, when I introduce them to the idea of using a waffle iron to make cookies! I predict that many, many batches of waffled cookies will be made. :)
The cookbook opens with the author discussing various types of waffle irons and best practices for using them for cooking non-traditional waffley foods. I really appreciated the tips and tricks. For the cookies, he starts by telling us to heat a waffle iron to 375F. Well, my iron isn't fancy enough to have a temperature setting, but it worked just fine. I like to assume that most of the basic recipes would also work even if your iron only has two settings: "off" and "on." I plan to try the sandwich from the front cover of the cookbook too. I guess it's kind of like using a Forman Grill... but you get textured end products!
Every recipe includes a full-color photograph, and there were very few non-staple ingredients in most recipes. I would definitely recommend this cookbook for people who enjoy "playing" with their food!
*I checked out my copy of Will it Waffle? from my local library.