Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Battling Infinity

This morning I made waffles and used my brand new waffler that JT gave me for V-day because he is THE BEST! Kate and I having been coveting Villaware wafflers. They are on the pricey side, but totally worth it. I know it because Kate wouldn't spend an extra dime on things and she splurged for this one. (You can get your very own Villaware baby here)

I used Alton Brown's recipe:

Ingredients
4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Directions
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.




I didn't have buttermilk, or any milk for that matter, so I used water. It came out really liquid-y.
I added some flour to make up for it. I'm also really into nutmeg lately, so I added a lot of that also. And it did not disappoint! Check it.
I love that I have a Villaware waffler. It's really great. I ate the waffle with grandma's strawberry preserves while I was filling out my FAFSA.

After breakfast I went to CS 181 (Formal Languages and Automata) and it was one of the coolest lectures I've ever been to; mind you I went to every single lecture of CS 181, each outdoes the previous. We were battling infinity and trying to figure out what Turing Machines couldn't do. A Turing Machine has the capability of any machine in the universe and even it cannot recognize some languages. We proved that the number of TMs is countably infinite and the number of languages is uncountably infinite.

Then I had ultimate field practice for an hour and a track practice. Astro swiped me in to ultimate dorm dinner! Thanks, Astro!

Good day today.

5 comments :

  1. Man. Waffles. It's time to go to Roscoe's again...

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  2. Sounds like a tough week for Olga, so it’s time for her to start another list.

    If the Galchenkos designed winter Olympic competitions, we’d see

    half pipe Mills Mess

    7-up triple axels

    db97531 done by luge racers

    12-club quicksort by Alpine ski pairs

    … and a different kind of “halting problem” for some of these

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  3. I'm glad you like yours. I chose the classic style waffler for mine and love it. So worth it. Enjoy!! (as I see you have)

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  4. Pst, Kate, I would've also preferred the classic style. We need to Skype soon!

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  5. I'm sorry, Sweetheart, I failed yet again to exercise my mental telepathy and I went with the Belgian waffler, shucks.

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