Bella Waffle Bowl Maker
(available on Amazon and I assume in stores too)
Why is there a picture of waffle bowls on it? In case I forget what it's for?
It comes with a few recipes to encourage you to use it an egg holder, a chicken holder, and then most importantly, a sundae holder. Now ofcourse I am going to over complicate things by NOT using an egg-based recipe. That's right, I'm going non-dairy & non-egg so my son can try these as well. A standard vegan pancake recipe SHOULD do the trick here hopefully.
Run #2, not too shabby at all. Not sure why it's burning the one side.
By the third batch, the oil had worn off and they started to stick.... which is when I melted the spatula that I shouldnt have been using. Uggg. Foolish Dubba..
Decided to throw some chocolate in the mix for run number four. They didn't want to come out after two minutes, so I gave them another 30+ seconds and they popped out easier. Ok, I'm learning! I just need to nail the amount of batter to put in to make a full size bowl.
...and run number five is an overfilled disaster, man this is hard! So much for nailing the amount of batter.
[fast forward through a few more runs] Well, if I've learned anything, it's that there is a fine line between crunchy and burnt. In time I should get it, but I am me, so it will be a fair amount of time. Second, I'd like to find a much sweeter recipe, something more in cookie territory then my current egg free pancakes. And lastly, I'd like to... remember my third point that I forgot in the long walk from the waffle bowl maker to my computer (all of 15 feet).... wait, I remembered. You really do need to keep these things oiled, I would say every other run at a minimum.
So did they hold up in a sundae? I'd say yes! The box showed a cool chocolate dipped edge, but since I had already made a big enough mess as it was, I went with a whip cream edge to cover up any unevenness that would have been showing.
In closing, the guess my only legitimate complaint is that I don't understand why the outer edges burn while the inner edges (where they meet) do not. I'm hoping this is just a trial and error thing that I will learn to avoid (maybe with a better batter mix).
If this seems like too much effort, remember there are always enjoy-a-bowls.