Thursday, January 17, 2008

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You know what those are, up in the title? Those of you who read the druid forums do. They're waffles. They've been popping up everywhere, and for quite an interesting reason.

You see, the druid forums have been inundated with such an over-powering number of "nerf" threads that they've begun responding to them with waffle recipes. This stemmed from a generally accepted "don't feed the trolls" slogan, and an illusion to waffles. Plus they're rather easy to represent via simple symbols on a keyboard (see title). Some offer to force-feed the trolls the waffles in a most violent manner, but many just cheer and are delighted by the breakfast delights. Due to this, I've decided I'm going to find a couple and post them! So, let trolls beware! The waffles are here.

First, we have this recipe from Liquidia of Mal'Ganis:

Basic Waffle

4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

Then, from Darcian of Silvermoon, comes this recipe:

Pumpkin Waffles:
1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup melted shortening (transfat-free)
1 large egg
1 large egg white

Topping:
2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 crisp apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Special equipment: standard 4 x 4-inch waffle iron

For the waffles: Preheat a waffle iron to medium heat.

Whisk the flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, spice and salt together in a large bowl.

Beat together the milk, pumpkin, melted butter, and melted shortening, egg and egg white, in a large measuring cup. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Whisk together to make a slightly lumpy batter.

For the topping: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and let cook until slightly browned, but still crisp, about 4 minutes. Add the maple syrup and walnuts and toss to coat.

Pour and spread about 1 cup batter into the waffle iron. Cover and cook until crisp and a rich golden brown, about 7 minutes. (Try to resist the temptation to open the waffle iron too soon. Steam will puff out of the iron while the waffles cook, when this stops the waffle is cooked.) Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve hot with the apples.

Finally, though it isn't a recipe per se, from Chezza of Ursin we get this lovely waffle complilation.

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I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did! I wish I had a waffle iron...

Please note I didn't link to the original posts. I'm betting Blizz will delete the threads soon anyway and I don't want dead links on my blog! This thread is just for fun, and is meant as light-hearted silliness to boost some morale. For a more sobering look at forum trolling, read In the Shadow of the Nerf Bat by Phaelia.

3 comments:

Phaelia said...

Very cute. What Druid blog would be complete without an explanation of "Waffles"? I'm not sure if it's specific to the Druid forums, but I don't think I've ever seen it in another forum. Maybe ToL is really a maple tree. Does that mean we can have syrup with our waffles?

Dani said...

I hope so!

That is if we're not bitter from all the trolling. Ew bitter syrup.

Llanion said...

As a dedicated Canadian tree druid, I can confirm that my tree form is definitely a maple tree.

Also, you're all vampires. Get away. Get awayyyyyy...