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Belgian Waffle with Blueberry Compote

Belgian Waffle

Belgian Waffle with Blueberry Compote

Despite my love affair with the grill and all things charred, seared, and smoked, my favorite meal of the day is actually breakfast.  It is the one meal I never skip.  And even though my weekdays start early (I’m in the office most days by 6am) I always make time for breakfast. To me, starting the day right is important and typically sets the tone for my eating habits throughout the day.

My work-day breakfasts are quick hitters: typically cereals, oats, fruit, and yogurts. All of which which can be quite repetitive and boring.

The weekends, well that’s another story altogether.

On a Saturday or Sunday, I like to make big breakfasts.  Pancakes, omelettes, corned beef hash, home fries, biscuits, sausage gravy, and of course, bacon.  Granted, not all at once…….although.

The weekend is all about lots of ingredients and making a mess of the kitchen.  What better way to do that than by breaking out the waffle maker.

Ok, you’re probably thinking “Do I really need to read a blog entry about waffles?”  The short answer is yes!  Because after trying this waffle you will throw all other waffle recipes away.  That is, of course, your waffle is better than this one.  If it is, please share it.

This waffle recipe has just the right crispy exterior, combined with a soft, airy interior.  It has a nice a sweet flavor to it. You can eat it without any toppings and it would be delicious.

Personally, I like to top a good waffle with a blueberry compote.  For those unfamiliar, a compote is nothing more than a fruit cooked in a sugar syrup.  I enjoy blueberry, but any fruit will work using the same recipe.

The next time you’re making waffles, give this a try and let me know what you think.  I promise you’ll love it.  If not, your kids, (or your dogs) will.

Ingredients:

For the Waffles

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 Stick of butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

For the Blueberry Compote

  • 2 Cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

To make the waffles, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine yolks, butter, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest.  Mix well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. (Do not over mix)

Cook waffles according to your waffle iron directions.

Serve immediately or place cooked waffles in a oven heated to 225 degrees to keep warm while you make remaining waffles.

Waffle

Hot off the press

To make the compote, add blueberries, water, lemon juice, zest, and sugar to a saucepan.   Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes.

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Pour compote over waffle, dust with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

Waffle with a side of bacon

Don’t forget the bacon

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  1. July 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    YUM! I love waffles but NEVER EVER made them…..will have to try!

    • July 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      That surprises me. Hopefully this will inspire. Let me know.

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