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Graham Cracker Waffle Cones {Appreciation Post}

Graham Cracker Waffle Cones

It’s clear that waffle cones were invented to get you to walk into ice cream shops (the way the smell of hot pretzels draws you in to Auntie Anne’s).  One whiff of hot waffle cones and I’m sold – no questions asked.

Waffle Cone By Demeter For Women. Pick-Me Up Cologne Spray 4.0 Oz.

In fact, I can't imagine a better aphrodisiac than this!

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If you want your house to smell like waffle cones (and why wouldn’t you – the smell is up there with apple pie and cinnamon buns), you can make your own waffle cones.

Chef's Choice 838 Waffle Cone Express Ice Cream Cone Maker

Waffle cone makers are not cheap.  I paid around $50 at Sur La Table, but it looks like the waffle maker costs even more on Amazon (I suggest throwing it on your Christmas list).  You can also make waffle cones on a panini press.

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One of the best parts of making your own waffle cones is that you get to be creative.  Since fall is coming and I’m thinking pie, I got super excited about making graham cracker ice cream cones.  Homemade graham cracker ice cream cones would be phenomenal with pumpkin pie ice creamapple pie ice cream, or the surprise combination I’ll be sharing soon!

Graham cracker cones taste like typical waffle cones, but with a honey graham finish.  I had a little trouble forming the cones at first and every messed up cone was eaten immediately by bystanders.  The graham cracker waffle cone recipe is at the bottom of this post, but first there is something important to talk about.

Appreciation

Jonathan and chicken

Today, a swarm of food bloggers have decided to talk about our significant others and make food that they like (Jonathan loves ice cream and is “forced” to eat cupcakes sans ice cream all of the time).  The appreciation concept, as created by Amanda of the fabulous i am baker, was for us to give our significant others a moment in the spotlight.  We were each to ask the same five questions of our partners.  All of the answers below are direct quotes from Jonathan.

Q:  What is your significant other’s favorite blog called?
A:  It’s her own blog.  It’s called Cupcake Project.

That answer makes me sounds a bit conceited, but if I didn’t love my own blog, we’d have a problem.  If you want the real list of blogs I love, check out my blogroll.  My favorite blog is Brave Tart – she introduced me to homemade fig newtons (which led to pig newtons), homemade lucky charms, and homemade sprinkles.  I’m a bit scared that when her book comes out, this blog will become an ode to Brave Tart.

Q:  What is their favorite prop?
A:  She wants to use the kitchen as the background in every photo.  But, it’s probably some ugly plate.

I like natural backgrounds.  Jonathan doesn’t like people to know that our house is sometimes (OK – most of the time) messy.  It’s a constant artistic battle, which he wins since he’s the one taking the photo.  I’m not sure what ugly plate he’s referring to.   My favorite prop is probably the barn wood that we got from Burning Barn.  Everything looks better on it (case in point).

Q:  What is the weirdest thing you have seen your spouse do for a blog post?
A:  She has only done weird stuff.  She does bizarre poses wearing products.  She’s dressed like a hipster indifferently holding out a cupcake.  She dressed like the absinthe fairy and an Old West prostitute.

Funny that he focused on the costumes and not say, cucakewurst!  But, it also makes me want to do another costume post.  Any ideas?

Q:  If you could have your own blog what would you call it?
A:  J. Pollack Photography Blog.  I don’t have time for it so I use Facebook instead.

He does a great job keeping up two business Facebook pages, general photography (which includes LOTS of food porn) and wedding photography.

Q.  What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies?
A.  I am a professional photographer shooting weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and editorial and commercial work.  We have a four year old – I love spending time with him and I love doing my work.  If those count as hobbies, great!

He failed to mention his new BFFs – our chickens.  We’ve got five little ones and Jonathan is head over heels for them.  The one in the photo is Mrs. Grint (named by our preschooler).

Q.  Who does the dishes?
A.  I wash, Stef empties the dishwasher.

I get the better end of this deal. :)

This blog wouldn’t be what it is today without Jonathan.  I appreciate him every day and try to remember to tell him so enough times that he doesn’t forget it.  He’s the one who, when I’m beating my head against the wall, reminds me, “You have an experimental cupcake blog – things don’t always work at first, keep trying!”  He’s the one who cleans up the powdered sugar covering the counters and floor.  He’s the one who spots the perfect prop to make the photo work.  He’s the one who’ll go run errands with our son so that I can have some much-needed personal time – even though he needs the time too.  He’s the one that lets me sleep in every day because he knows how much I love to sleep.  He’s the one that I’m about to wake up (correction: have woken up) from a sound sleep to come and edit this post since it’s due first thing in the morning – and, he’s OK with that.  Thanks, Jonathan, for all that you do.  Love ya!

To meet everyone else’s significant others and to discover some fun new blogs and recipes, check out the links below:

 The Graham Cracker Ice Cream Cone Recipe

Graham Cracker Waffle Cones

Are you still with me?  Cool!  Let’s talk some more about this graham cracker ice cream cone recipe.  I got the graham cracker ice cream cone recipe from Chris, fellow St. Louis resident and writer of Difficult Food.  He used graham cones to make s’mores ice cream cones – brilliant.  Don’t be scared by the blog name – the difficult part was figuring out the recipe; once you have the recipe, it’s not all that hard to make the cones.  I made a few slight changes to his recipe (switching out the molasses for honey and removing the other spices) and asked his permission to reprint it below.

Graham Cracker Waffle Cones

Yield: 6 cones

Graham Cracker Waffle Cones

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons butter (melted and cooled until comfortable to touch)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon graham flour
  • 1/4 cup cake flour

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites and cream together until combined.
  2. Add salt, sugars, honey, and melted butter. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  3. Add graham flour and cake flour and stir gently to barely combine.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle cone iron and bake and mold cone according to iron's directions. I suggest over-baking the waffle cones just slightly. Whenever I got scared of the cones burning and pulled them off the iron, they ended up a little soggy.
  5. Serve with ice cream as soon as the cones are formed and cooled.
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40 Responses to Graham Cracker Waffle Cones {Appreciation Post}

  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet September 12, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Love the interview and definitely love these ice cream cones!

  2. Rachel Cooks September 12, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Nothing beats a fresh waffle cone! Loved reading this — so funny how many of the guys said our own blogs were our favorites.

  3. Betsy @JavaCupcake September 12, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    LOL @ ugly plate. I’m sure that plate took your hours, days to find and it’s the PERFECT plate for whatever you use it for. To him… it’s ugly. Ohhhhhh husbands!

  4. Amy @Very Culinary September 12, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Loving these posts – so much fun to get the husband’s perspective! And who doesn’t love a fresh waffle cone? Come on!

  5. Amanda September 12, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Jonathan ROCKS. His answers totally had me bustin a gut. I love dry humor! And big huge bonus points that he is an awesome photographer… I just went and liked his page. Such talent! And now I am off to look at your in your costumes. Cant wait! :)

  6. Diane {Created by Diane} September 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Oh my goodness these Graham Cracker Cones look fabulous, I really want one filled with pumpkin ice cream. Your hubby sounds so great, loved the interview.

  7. meaghan September 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Aw, I love how involved he is! What a duo!!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain September 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I didn’t know your hubby was a professional photographer!! So flipping cool! And these waffle cones, holy deliciousness!

  9. Erin | The Law Students Wife September 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    High five for dish-doing hubbies! Loved your interview, and I want a waffle cone maker now too.

  10. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats September 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I think I need to train the hubs to wash and I can empty the dishwasher you lucky girl!

  11. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts September 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Some ugly plate – love it! My husband doesn’t get why I need more than 1 plate for the blog!

  12. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Pretty sure I know why he picked the posts with you in costume… ha ha!!

    Love that he is a pro-photog! Very cool! I have always wanted a waffle cone maker but they are so much $$$ Im cheap ha ha!

  13. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me September 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I am obsessed with these ice cream cones!!! I love ice cream cones and I am all over that cologne or whatever– it’s basically brilliant. And my house is messy most of the time, too. Tell Jonathan that working from home makes for a messier house and it’s cool. That’s a fact!!!

  14. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I love these cones!! So fabulous. And it’s great to get a little behind the scenes too!

  15. tanya September 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Oh my gosh, homemade cones! FIrst his tee shirt is awesome! I love “some ugly plate” haha! They don’t know what to make of us do they? Sounds like you are a lucky blogger!

  16. Kate@Diethood September 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    It’s almost 10 pm and I’m thinking about making these waffle cones… gorgeous!!
    Lucky to have a pro photographer hubby! Mine can’t even turn on the camera without asking me how to do it. :)

  17. Erin @ Texanerin Baking September 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    “She’s dressed like a hipster indifferently holding out a cupcake. She dressed like the absinthe fairy and an Old West prostitute.” Lol. Oh my gosh. Those pictures are cracking me up! I love how creative you are. :) And Jonathan sounds fun!

    Love the cones, too!

    • Stef September 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks, Erin! :)

  18. Holly September 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    My Christmas list has its first item added as of reading this post– a waffle cone making press!!! Wow, who knew that I needed one but, yes, I do! I wonder if a pizelle maker could be used to make small waffle cones? I don’t have one of those either but might as well add that to the list too. : )

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