Sunday, June 14, 2009
Any Day Holiday Waffles
Gingerbread waffles with raspberries, goat whipped cream, and powdered sugar.
Looks good doesn't it? Well, just reach for the waffles in the freezer. No, not the ones from the store, but the ones you made the other day and froze. My favorite is gingerbread waffles with powdered sugar sprinkled on top, a handful of raspberries, and a dollop of whip cream. M...M..., they are sweet ambrosia. Kirk, on the other hand, loves anything chocolate - so chocolate waffles with strawberries and whip cream on top has his approval. Then, there's blue berry waffles with maple syrup or better yet, heap on more blueberries or blueberry pie filling with a generous helping of whipped cream.
But, wait, don't stop there, add to your favorite plain waffle recipe pumpkin pie filling with cinnamon. Or, you can try smashed overly ripe bananas and don't forget to add the miniature chocolate chips. You'll put those cardboard waffles from the store to shame and if you serve this to company you'll endear them to you. To make a really big impression, serve the pre-cooked bacon I told you about in a previous blog and scrambled or fried eggs. You'll have a breakfast that will tide you over for hours.
I know your thinking it. How do I have the time to make waffles and freeze them ahead. Instead of cutting a recipe in half or wasting waffles because the batch makes way to many for just the two of us, I freeze what we don't eat on a cookie sheet. When they're frozen, I slip them into a freezer bag. Then, when we want them, I place a waffle plus the frozen fruit in the microwave, reheat and meanwhile, I have a small amount of whipping cream, goat of coarse, in a tea cup and with a hand mixer on high, I have it done in no time. Into the frothy mixture I add a little powdered sugar and vanilla. Then voila, you have a breakfast worthy of the holidays or any day you deserve to be treated special.
How about tomorrow? You have to work. Well, just take everything including the already whipped cream and place them in the refrigerator. When it's break time, microwave the waffles and fruit and then top with powdered sugar and whip cream. You'll be the envy of your coworkers.
Black Forest (chocolate) Waffles with homemade cherry pie filling, goat whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Next time, I'm going to serve the cherries cold. They really wrecked havoc on the whipped cream. Kirk decided he preferred strawberries to cherry pie filling.