January 5, 2008

Journal, Lauren

You guys (except for Brad and Beth), might not know how hard it is to come up with something everyday. It’s not like I live the most exciting life, y’know. This website is really about the mundane. I was pretty desperate for something to write about on Saturday, and for this post – I actually had to invent something. (It was that or show you peeled wallpaper again, and nobody needs that right now.) And I apologize in advance, but it involved bread dough again.
Let’s begin with the premise, “What if I want some homemade bread right now, not in an hour and fifteen minutes?” (That’s about how long it takes from plastic container in the fridge to in my mouth.) What could we use? Something that gets hot quickly. How about a waffle maker?

Let the meddling begin.

1. Break off a little hunk of dough. Speed up the warming process (usually 45 minutes the regular way), by popping it in the microwave on low for half a minute. Worry that God may not want you to try this experiment because at the exact moment you took this picture, a fuse blew and the microwave died.

2. Spread it on the waffle iron. Close. Wait. Worry that it’s not steam pouring out – maybe it’s smoke. Watch in wonder as it pushes the lid up much more than regular waffles.

I photoshopped the old drips off the waffle iron.

Leave in for a few minutes. I want this thing crispy, not soggy. After the steam stops, open it up. Hmm. Not the most appetizing color.

But it’s good! Crispy enough for me, and it tasted normal. It was better dunked in butter, and I didn’t look at it. In a bread emergency, I might do it again.

Decent texture.

One more post down.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “*Sigh*”

  1. Brad Said on:

    This new bread needs some name. Something fancy maybe, so that people won’t notice that it looks like a waffle.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Instant Waffled Bread?


  3. Lauren's mom Said on:



  4. Lloyd Said on:

    “Mom, why does my waffle taste like bread?” bread?


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Imported Belgian Bread? The only gourmet bread in the world prepared with butter craters …


  6. Peggy Said on:

    PS Do you consider your life mundane? Yikes! What does that make mine?!?!


  7. Peggy Said on:

    And our family loves bread so I almost always have some type with every dinner. When the kids were little, I would sometimes serve European Cresants (toasted hamburger or hot dog rolls, cut fancy). Once they caught on, I stopped cutting them fancy, but we still have European Cresants quite often & we still refer to them by this name.


  8. Annette Said on:

    Tic Tac Toe bread….. serve it with 5 blueberries and 5 raspberries, then market it on every kid’s menu in the world!


  9. Deanne Said on:

    Suggestion, when you’re really out of ideas, look back to 1 year ago and see what you were doing or thinking about.

    And I have to tell you how brave I think you are for throwing some dough in a waffle iron (and the MICROWAVE, for gosh sakes!)!! Sometimes I mock my mom for sticking too tightly to a recipe, but--wow--I don’t come near your sense of adventure…

    Way to go!


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