Boy was the first one a doozy!
You've all seen this one, right?
What could be easier? Pop the cinnamon rolls onto the waffle iron. You don't have to heat up the oven when it's 99 degrees outside at 8 am! Genius!
The first thing that concerned me was that my waffle iron only has one setting - on. There is no low setting. I've cooked long enough to know that something as thick as a cinnamon roll is going to burn on the outside before it cooks on the inside if it's cooked at high temperatures. The second thing that concerned me was all the loose cinnamon sugar coming off of my cinnamon rolls.
But we soldiered on. We liberated the cinnamon rolls from their can:
We heated up the waffle iron, which was a wedding gift. We tried to remember whether the ready light being on meant it was ready, or if it was ready when the ready light went off. We decided to go with off.
|It's practically an antique.|
Once the light went off, we applied the cinnamon rolls to the hot waffle iron. The kids started whining in earnest as soon as they smelled the (burning??) cinnamon that they were hungry. We persevered.
I stood right next to the damn waffle iron the entire time, and there was never any indication that burning was happening. Waffles are done when the steam stops coming out, right? Well, the steam never stopped with these. In fact, it was still steaming when I opened it up and saw this.
Ok, Rome wasn't built in a day. We still have half a can of cinnamon rolls! Let's do this! Right?
At this point Mary Grace piped up, "Mommy, just make them the way you're s'posed to! In the OVEN!"
"But it's an EXPERIMENT!" I replied.
Experiments often smell bad.
...and peeling the tops off of the other side of the waffle iron revealed that they were every bit as burnt as the first set had been.
My project for the rest of the day is cleaning the burnt sugar crud out of my waffle iron.
And after half an hour of screwing around, the kids had this for breakfast:
Jack likes his with cinnamon and sugar (syrup is too messy for toddlers) so it was sort of the same thing. Kind of. Claire had Nutella and MG, the purist, had syrup.
Waffle iron cinnamon rolls get an F. A big fat burnt F.