Soooo I tried those Hollows waffles! Yup, I added the mayo!

To round out Hollows week, this past Sunday I decided to crack open the Hollows Insider and put that waffle recipe (on page 134) to good use. If you don’t have that book yet, you should get it, but all is not lost if you still want the recipe; Kim has posted it here on her website.  If you don’t remember, back in Every Which Way But Dead (Book 3) Rachel and Trent end up eating waffles at his house after that boat explosion.  That was a pretty entertaining scene.  I wish we saw more of his cook, Maggie, in future books. She seemed like a good judge of character, but I digress…

However, if my memory serves me right Rachel is supposed to be allergic to eggs.  It didn’t hit me until I started making this post.  That’s a major ingredient for the waffles.  I shall inquire about that with Ms. Harrison as I am now curious.  Maybe it’s okay because it’s not purely egg? Kind of like how some people can still have dairy products (ie: ice cream, cheese, or yogurt) while not being able to tolerate milk directly.  I’m like that, though Silk Almond is delicious so I don’t miss milk at all. Here was a snapshot I took after mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately.  I combined them afterwards per the instructions, but I thought that adding the mayo sort of made the wet ingredients look like egg drop soup…

Hollows waffles Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan Trent kalamack

I used vitamin D milk and extra virgin olive oil.  I am not sure if that makes much of a difference, but the end result was very delicious and light waffle. Probably the best waffle I’ve ever had.  I plan to make more and toy around with different cooking oils. Maybe I’ll even try Silk instead for a batch.

So if any of you have a waffle maker on hand (or you’re fine just improvising and making Hollows pancakes), you should definitely give it a try.  On the rare occasion that I’ll eat a waffle (I average maybe 1-2 times per year) I normally get ready-made waffle mix; “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is my motto.  But I’ve always been curious about the mayo aspect and after one of our members, Kat, asked me about it, I figured this was the perfect time to experiment.  If any of you have tried it or plan to, please let me know! I was quite pleased with the final product.  As for what’s next, I’m sort of curious about those brimstone cookies myself…

21 responses

  1. I had Brimstone brownies once. Well, actually they were made with brimstone “seed butter”. Funny thing is that it was like a bad sitcom plot. I didn’t know what they were til I’d eaten half the tray of them and my Brothers then girlfriend warned me I’d better call off work or risk getting fired. Thirty minutes later I was really glad she gave me that advice because I didn’t need a broom to fly over the Moon at that point.

    February 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

  2. Arrgh! Not sure which one of my Avatars is gonna show up whenever I make a comment, Lol

    February 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    • Pretty cool emblem! And I am totally cracking up. I hope there were pics! Please say there were pics!!

      February 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM

  3. oooh, the waffle looks good. I actually ordered the special coffee drink that Al drinks. Had starbucks make it for me. It was delish.

    February 29, 2012 at 3:32 AM

    • Thanks! I’m not a huge rasberry fan but I think I might try this out sometime. I just have to get the ingredients written down, lol.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM

  4. OOh. It looks delicious!

    February 29, 2012 at 6:46 AM

  5. Gwen

    I tried making the waffles last year but they didn’t quite turn out .The batter was a bit runny,maybe I’ll give it another go this weekend. My sister and I tried making the maple candy as well but it was a bit of a disaster! Making candy is much harder than I thought it would be. I tried ordering the special raspberry coffee but they told me they couldn’t make it because the raspberry would curdle the milk? Maybe I should try Starbucks instead.Wow, I don’t think of myself as awkward in the kitchen but this sure makes me sound like I am. I love that Kim gives us recipes to try. It just makes the Hollows seem that much more real.

    February 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    • Hahaha! It’s okay, Gwen! A for Effort! I’m not the greatest cook in the world myself (I’m not sure if I whipped the egg whites to stiff peaks enough… never even heard of that before. I just whipped it till it foamed. I didn’t taste a whole lot of spice, but I plan to put a bit more in it the next time. It was like 1/8th of a teaspoon so I wasn’t sure how effective it would be. Same with the practical pinch of salt. I may even try it again this weekend since I still have plenty of eggs left over.

      I still have a Starbucks gift certificate so I will use it next time I go in.

      The last time I made candy was in chemistry class in high school, lol. You have to get the temperature exactly right and not even a half a degree lower. I’m not a big maple candy fan myself anyway.

      I agree with you about how the recipes sort of make the Hollows more true to life. It’s a lot of fun.

      February 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM

  6. Kat

    Erika I just knew you’d get to it before me! They look great! I’m glad you liked them. Could you taste the spice? I have them up for this weekend. I did make the maple candy and yes it takes practice. Candy making is tricky. you need to follow the recipe exactly esp. temp, but you need to have a feel for your ingredients too. I’ve made candy for years, just not maple. Not my fave flavor. I was told it was great by my maple loving family members.

    February 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    • Thanks, Kat! I couldn’t taste the spice very much but I am going to try to put more into it next time. It’s like 1/8th teaspoon. And yeah, candy making is a challenge. That is DEFINITELY a practice makes perfect situation. What are your favorites? I don’t really eat a lot of candy anymore these days.

      February 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM

      • Kat

        Dark chocolate and peanut butter fudge! I don’t make it a lot because it is so bad for you, but I started making it as a kid, so…..I’ve had LOTS of practice. I prefer to bake so maybe brimstone cookies this weekend…..

        March 1, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        • Dark chocolate is at least better than milk chocolate though! But this is making me hungies!

          March 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

  7. I’m seeing it…and reading it…but I still can’t wrap my brain around mayo and waffles. LOL They look yummy though! I’ll take your word for it. Fun post! Thanks for being brave enough to try it for us chickens!

    March 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    • No problem! I’m about to be brave again since we just have a whooole lot of eggs in the fridge (at least that’s the excuse I’m using).

      March 3, 2012 at 12:26 PM

  8. Erika, I’m making the waffles tonight! So excited — I hope they turn out! 😀

    March 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    • Awesome! I want a full report! I want to make more but I need more Silk. I may run out to get some.

      March 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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