Monday, January 11, 2021

Chaffle of the Week

This week we tried taco chaffles and a pumpkin chaffle cake...


It tasted fine, but it wasn't a taco. It was a meat and cheese batter and it tasted like one.


My conclusions after only a few recipe attempts...

I think I'm going to much prefer a regular old cheeseburger, hold the bun, to a chaffle version.

I'm going to much prefer a taco salad over a taco chaffle for maximum taco flavor and feel.

If I need the crunch of a taco shell, I'll have to earn a visit to Taco Casa somehow.

I'd rather have a pizza with a cauliflower crust than a pizza flavored chaffle.


Where I think this chaffle idea can come in handy for me is for sweet things. I've always had a sweet tooth. These days I lean more toward baked goods than candy as long as you don't wave black licorice in front of me. Or gummy bears. Or Peanut M&M's. Or-- Well, you get the idea.

The pumpkin chaffles could be good with a little more experimenting. Also, I forgot to put the pumpkin pie seasoning in the batter, so it ended up in the frosting instead.

I think eating them one at a time while warm with the frosting melting into the waffle squares would be better than waiting until all layers have cooled. They don't taste quite as good cold.

I definitely need to make sure I have powdered sugar substitute for the frosting. My batch came out a bit gritty. Tasty, but gritty. I tried to powderize the granulated sweetener, it didn't work as well as I'd hoped, so gritty frosting.

I'm also going to try a little less batter and cooking a bit longer so they don't feel quite as gummy maybe?

Next batch is going to be chicken bacon ranch and/or buffalo chicken.

This years goals will be up Wednesday.

Hope you had a great weekend. We had snowfall but no accumulation at least not at our house. Other areas of the Metroplex had accumulation. I was jealous.

Catch you Wednesday.

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