The Sweetest Puffle

Part two of the Puffle expose in which I explore the sweet puffle. My new friend Merle also auditions to be my new sous chef.

Will it Waffe: Puffle

In this video, I’m putting a spin on something I saw on Epicurious. I’m making a puffle stromboli. A puffle is a waffle made with puff pastry that can be filled with all sorts of goodness. In this case, I’m putting cheese, pepperoni, and sautéed vegetables to make a sort of puffle stromboli. I realize that it’s somewhat sacrilegious to call this a stromboli, but it is the only way I can think of to describe it. I hope you’ll forgive me.

The idea came from here: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/fast-easy-puff-pastry-waffle-article

Egg Dyeing Techniques

In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring.  For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.

There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on.  I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off.  Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye.  I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue.  I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.

Testing a Recipe: Pulled Banana Peel

In this video, I ask the question “Are banana peels edible?” by making pulled banana peel.

Here’s my recipe:
4 banana peels, stems removed, white pith scraped out
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp brown sugar
pinch ground cumin
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch chili powder
pinch paprika
1/4 cup water
3 shakes liquid smoke
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Shred banana peels with a fork.
Heat olive oil in pan, add banana peels. Stir to coat banana peels with oil. Add spices, stir for a few seconds until spices become fragrant. Add water.

Cook until banana peel begins to soften.
Add liquid smoke. Continue cooking.

Add your favorite barbecue sauce.

Continue cooking until liquid reduces and banana peels are soft.

Serve with vinegar slaw or pineapple salsa.

Link to the inspiration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYPXkrWy7iY