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.
Testing a Lifehack
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
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
Will it Waffle? Mozzarella Sticks
Do frozen mozzarella sticks waffle? Watch to find out!
Will it Waffle: Brie
What will happen if I put a wheel of brie in a waffle iron? Will it be a disaster or will it be a success? Watch to find out!
Testing a Lifehack: Making a Fancy Egg
Can I make fancy deviled eggs by repeatedly piercing an egg with a straw?
Testing a Lifehack: the Water Bottle Egg Yolk Separator Trick
I know it can be done, but can I do it? Can I separate egg yolks from egg whites with a water bottle? Is it as easy as they make it seem?
Testing a Lifehack: Falafel Waffle
Can I cook falafel in a waffle iron? Watch to find out!
Featuring a cameo from Scout Cat.
Redo: The Fizzy Soda/Beer Hack
Using the feedback from last week’s video, I’m retesting whether tapping on the top of a soda or beer can actually do anything. Watch to see the surprising results!