"We also mix up pancake batter, fill the wells halfway, then stick in a ready cooked sausage link. Then put a little more batter on top. The kids like to dip these in syrup." - FancyThey do this in their sandwich maker. I know. Is that genius or what? Though I am not sure what a link is when it pertains to a sausage. Do they mean...a sausage?
The reason I was coming across such culinary wizardry was because when Martin picked up Fred from After School Care tonight, the carer was making biscuits (that's cookies to y'all in America, not those scone-type things you call biscuits) in a sandwich press! Fred didn't want to come home and who could blame her because Jade is obviously much smarter than us.
Can I just interrupt myself now to tell you, there are a lot of people out there putting up 'recipes' for making toasted spaghetti sandwiches or mashed potato toasted sandwiches and a lot of people responding to these posts saying 'well, now, I don't know about that, I like a plain toasted cheese sandwich'.
There are also various chocolate bar and marshmallow type sandwiches (do you really need a recipe? If you've got to that point, you're just seeing what else will melt, and you'll eat anything and we know what you've been smoking. That'd be like putting a 'recipe' up for the thing we used to do with milo in the microwave - oh Americans, you DO know what milo is, you MUST. Milo sponsors your soccor team. Yes. You have a soccor team. *is still not quite over milo being edited out of Breathe and replaced with ovaltine*)
I do remember seeing Geoff Jansz using a toasted sandwich maker to make some kind of turnover thing with sheets of supermarket-bought puffy pastry, much like the following suggestion*:
"Use pop-up type pastry, flatten and place on pie iron. Add a chocolate kiss or two and one or two small caramel squares, flattened, and a couple of mini marshmallows. Top with more pastry, seal edges and cook over campfire. Yum." From here.By the way, I think a chocolate kiss sounds very friendly. And this artful genius makes her curry puffs in the jaffle iron too.
We use our sandwich press for toast too fat to go in the toaster, toasted sangers, quesadillas (with savoury mince or ham and cheese), turkish bread, reheating pizza (not that there's ever much leftover pizza in our house), felafels, and various other pressed bread meals. We probably eat a sandwich or variation on a theme at least once a week for dinner. The kids will eat suprising things when it is encased in cooked dough.
Still, I feel there is limitless potential in the humble jaffle/sandwich/toastie iron/press/maker. (that reminds me of this very shallow boy I met once who told me that he always had really deep philosophical when on drugs, like - is it a milkshake mixer? Or a milkshake maker? That'd keep Socrates and Plato going for weeks).
Anyway the upshot of this is, I can't find a biscuit or a cookie recipe for the sandwich maker. Any ideas?
*(This is for the kind of jaffle iron you stick in a campfires but I'm guessing you could do it in ye olde sandwich press.)