It wasn’t that they were inedible, exactly, just not as deliciously life-changing as advertised. I tried Mark Bittman’s Overnight Waffles, and I’m blaming my equipment on the failure here, as I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the recipe, nor my ability to follow it. Bittman doesn’t put out bad recipes. And besides, everyone else on the ‘tubes seems to love it.
Probably, if I were to actually have the book rather than finding his recipes on-line (hello, Christmas?), it would say somewhere that the recipe is best in a flat waffle iron rather than a Belgian variety. The recipe calls for an overnight rise of a yeasty-milky mix which tastes amazing, but just didn’t cook as fully as needed to make it what it promises to be – a crunchy, light, sweet-sour waffle.
That said, the 2 year old LOVES them. He’ll be eating the rest. Also, the house smells like a sourdough bakery, which is a good thing. Since this recipe is already all over the internet, here’s a link to the Waffleizer, who is truly to be trusted for all things waffle-related.