Tips-y Tuesdays: How to Fill Your Waffles

Have you heard of Taiyaki before? Basically, picture a waffle in the shape of a fish with a filling inside. A traditional filling is red bean paste, but you can find many kinds. At a food stand near us, they even have one filled with bacon! I was inspired to fill some waffles of my own with some American-style fillings. For today, I am sharing my successes with cookie butter and jam, and this brings back a first Tips-y Tuesday in a while!

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Oat Cookie Liquid Cheesecake Bites

Today’s recipe is inspired by some Momofuku recipes getting combined together. I had cream cheese I needed to use (all part of the move), and I had wanted to try some of the other recipes. So, I decided to see how the liquid cheesecake would taste with the oat cookie recipe. Apparently, they go really well together! You might be tempted to just make the cookie and stop there (it was really good and could be portioned into cookies, instead of just spread out on the pan).

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

This was the recipe that prompted me to start this blog.  I always liked to take progress pictures and “finished product” pictures, but I never really did much other than post some on Facebook.  I was about halfway into this recipe and thought, “what if I tried to take more pictures and then posted about it?”.  I thought it would be nice to have a journal of what I’ve made so I can look back and learn from old mistakes, see what modifications I made/suggested, and also to share with people who are also interested in cooking.

Silpat and parchment both worked well

One of my favorite foods is peanut butter.  I love it in desserts, in meals, and just out of the jar.  A lot.  If I am hungry, and it’s not mealtime yet, you will usually find me with a spoon in the jar.  My husband teases me for it, but it keeps me from getting cranky!  I keep one jar for eating out of, and one for public uses.  Ha!  And on a second note, peanut butter with chocolate . . . oooh boy, you have my attention!

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