A primer: Waffle cones vs. waffled ice cream planes.
1. Waffled ice cream planes stay flat; they are not rolled into cones.
2. Waffled ice cream planes are based not on waffle cone batter, but on sugar cone batter, which is then waffled.
Regarding No. 1: Please do not write me angry letters about how a plane exists only in two dimensions and therefore this cannot be a plane. Your angry letters only make me stronger.
Now, returning for a minute to the subject that this post is not about, there is an appliance you can purchase to make waffle cones.
But there is a far more awesome appliance you can buy to make waffled planes.
In fact, not only does it make waffled planes, it makes waffles and, oh, about 29 other things that I can think of off the top of my head.
Well. Twenty-eight. But I have a few months to come up with another one.
Now, I know that the item in the photo at the top of this post looks for all the world like a waffle, though it is not. It tastes like an ice cream cone.
Still, your brain expects a waffle.
My thought process:
1. Waffles and butter are a great combination.
2. Waffles and bacon are a great combination.
3. Also, chocolate is good.
4. All of these things would be good with an ice cream cone.
On top of the waffled plane, I set a scoop of brown butter ice cream, topped with shavings of dark chocolate with bacon.
The waffled planes go stale fairly quickly. You can make them a few hours ahead of time and keep them in an air-tight container once cooled, but they will not hold overnight.
The brown butter ice cream is from The Craft of Baking: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets with Ideas for Inventing Your Own. Needless to say, you may substitute a flavor of your choosing. The waffled plane recipe is adapted from David Lebovitz's book, The Perfect Scoop.
The dark chocolate with bacon is from Vosges.
You should make these.
Waffled ice cream planes
Serves about 5
- 2 large egg whites
- 6 Tablespoons sugar [75 grams]
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup flour [90 grams]
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter [30 grams]
1. Stir together the egg whites, sugar and vanilla.
2. Add the salt and half the flour, then add the melted butter.
3. Beat in the rest of the flour until smooth.
4. Place scoops of batter onto sections of the heated, oiled waffle iron and waffle until golden brown, about 5 to 10 minutes depending on your waffle iron and its heat setting.