Belgian Waffles With Berry Compote and Whipped Cream Recipe
Magical Recipes Factoid - Did you know that the waffles we know today were actually born in the Middle Ages. Waffles were cooked over a fire using two metal plates with wooden handles. The plates often had the familiar grid pattern we know today, but some waffles had fancier designs – a coat of arms, a landscape, etc. Waffles were so popular that they were even sold from street carts.
Ingredients - Belgian Waffles
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons beer
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 stick butter, melted
Ingredients - Berry Compote
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon red wine
- 1/2 cup apple, orange, or cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
Directions - Belgian Waffle
- Sift flour into a large bowl.
- Add sugar and yeast.
- Create a well in the center of mixture.
- Add water, milk, beer, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Stir until mixture is just blended. (Don't worry if there are lumps; they will dissolve as the batter rests overnight.)
- Add melted butter, and stir until just incorporated.
- Refrigerate batter overnight.
- Bring mixture to room temperature.
- Ladle waffle batter into a Belgian waffle maker; cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Serve warm with berry compote and whipped cream
Directions - Berry Compote
- Combine cornstarch and red wine in a small bowl, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved.
- Set aside.
- Combine fruit juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
- Bring to a simmer.
- Add cornstarch mixture, blueberries, and blackberries.
- Cook 1 to 2 minutes, until berries are softened and mixture is thickened.
- Add strawberries, stirring to combine.
- Remove from heat, and gently fold in raspberries.
- Serve warm over Belgian waffles.