Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99?
Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin’ husband said, “I think I’ll have a blueberry waffle today.” Since we typically order different items and then share everything, I said I would order some eggs and bacon and we could share. But before the waitress even arrived he had already changed his mind. $5.99 for one waffle only. I said, “don’t worry, I’ll make waffles at home with our fresh blueberries!” It’s not that we are cheap … okay, maybe frugal. 🙂 Besides it’s the principle of the whole thing!
He picked the blueberries, I made waffles. We are soooo glad I did!
My pictures just don’t do these waffles justice. They were crispy on the outside, warm and blueberre-e-e-y on the inside! I usually make waffles using my brother’s recipe, Oh BOY! Waffles, but I chose to try a recipe that has the egg whites beaten separately from the egg yolks. We like how fluffy this made the waffles. I think you will like them too!
The sauce is very easy to make and delicious served hot!
Have a berry good weekend and happy cooking!
Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 cups flour, sifted
- 1½ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup cold water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- SAUCE: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, ¼ cup water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently and bring to a boil.
- In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of the metal spoon. This should take 1 to 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in almond extract and cinnamon. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking. Serve over hot waffles.
- WAFFLES: Beat eggs whites until stiff and set aside.
- Sift together dry ingredients.
- Slowly stir in milk, beaten egg yolks and melted butter.
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Fold blueberries into waffle mixture.
- Gently fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
- Bake in hot waffle iron.
Recipe adapted from www.food.com