Monday, May 3, 2010

Berry-licious Waffles For Yo Momma

I don't own a waffle maker. Well that's a lie, I do own one, but it's not what you might think. It's shaped like Mickey Mouse. From The Disney Store. Don't judge me, it was purchased in my single days :-) While it's super cute (I'll show it to you soon!), it doesn't produce very crispy waffles. So for this recipe I borrowed my mother-in-laws vintage iron and it worked like a charm, even if I cussed a few times from burning my fingers. Tell me you've never done that?

I found this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, A Feast For The Eyes. Debby is such a sweetheart and has such delicious recipes on her blog. (Go check her out!) She got it from The Cutting Edge Of Ordinary, which I just discovered and really like! And she got it from 101 Cookbooks. This recipe was delicious and is worth passing on. Lisa and Debby both added blueberries and I did the same. Only I decided to add in a few raspberries too. They just make everything prettier!

The batter was simple to put together. It includes a stick of melted butter and sour cream so you know they're good. You don't have to add the berries in the batter, they'd be just as good on top or on the side with a little raw sugar. Like Debby suggested, I served these with a pat of butter and blueberry syrup. They were tender and delicious. We enjoyed them on a lazy Sunday morning with crispy salty bacon and a strong cup of coffee but they'd be just as special served for Mother's Day.

Berry Sour Cream Waffles adapted from A Feast For The Eyes
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of fresh or frozen berries, optional (I used raspberries and blueberries)
  • Maple syrup or jam, for serving

Heat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Lightly oil the grids.

Meanwhile whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl to combine and make a well in the center.

If adding berries, add about ¼ cup of the flour to the blueberries and gently mix—this will help prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the batter.

Whisk the melted butter, milk, sour cream, and eggs in a medium bowl until well combined and pour into the well. Whisk just until smooth; do not over mix. Gently fold the berries into the batter.

Spoon about ¼ cup of the batter into the center of each quadrant of the waffle iron and close the iron. Cook until the waffle is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve the waffles hot, with butter and syrup.

Makes twelve 4-inch waffles.

This recipe makes twelve 4-inch waffles. Even if 12 waffles is too much for you to eat at once, take the time to make the full recipe. You can freeze them two at a time in sandwich bags and have them whenever you want. Just reheat them in a toaster.

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Also a special thank you goes out to Tara of Misc Momma for the nomination.

Thank you so much, I am truly honored!



♥peachkins♥ said...

best looking waffles I've ver seen...

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Selba said...

Your waffles are looking so delectable!!! :)

cybil said...

looks very yummy!!!
greetings from switzerland,

Brandy L said...

The waffles look so good. I have yet to have my breakfast and now i want your waffles w/ the bacon. :D

Keeley said...

I love waffles! My mom and I share (yes, between two houses) a great professional waffle iron that I purchased at Costco last year. We don't use it often, but I always feel like we've gone out for a fancy breakfast when I bust it out.

I'd love to try this recipe and top the waffles with fresh strawberry sauce and whipped cream!

Foodiewife said...

You made my whole! So honored that you posted these waffles. I've made them several times, since. As always, your photos tell a beautiful story of cooking with love. Thank you for the loving shout. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh i love waffles! and we have a mickey mouse one two that i say is for my two daughters but truth be told my husband and i bought it on our honeymoon we r disney freaks! cant wait to try these waffles!!! i know what we r doing for dinner on tuesday!

Unknown said...

Lovely, they look so refreshing and tasty.

Memória said...

Oh, now I wish I had a waffle maker to make these. Can you taste the sour cream? Is there a non-sour substitute for it? I'm not too crazy about that ingredient.

Your photos are lovely as usual, Monica. I want these!

Unknown said...

Okay. First Willow Bird Baking made some amazing looking waffles and I thought I needed a waffle iron then. Now you have gone and done the same thing to me. Okay. Seriously. I need a freaking waffle iron! These look amazing!

PS. Congrats on the nomination. I wanted to nominate you myself but I was in the process of moving so I'm glad someone did it. I voted for you!

Unknown said...

Yummy waffles! Those look amazing! The only waffle iron I own makes Hello Kitty shapes so you're not alone :P

Sue said...

I wonder if I printed this out and left it on the counter, these would magically appear Sunday morning. Probably not. We usually go out on Mother's Day, but this year we will have the 1 and 3 year old grands here...not sure we will attempt the nice buffet!

Janet said...

Yummy! And that vintage waffle iron is to die for!

Anonymous said...

If I had a waffle maker, I would make some of these for my Mom this Sunday! I'm actually making her Nutella stuffed french toast! But when I get a waffle maker, I am all over this! :)

Jen said...

I am not sure I ever commented on your blog but I really love it so I voted for you!!!

Holly said...

Yummm!! These look absolutely fabulous!!:)

Julie said...

Wonder if I could con somebody into making these for me :)

~Isabel said...

OMgosh! I am so happy i clicked on your blog via the "Awesomest Food Blog" before voting! LOVE your photos...and i gotta try out that amazing recipe for waffles!

Healthy and Homemade said...

I think your waffle iron sounds cute! I'm dying for a pink waffle iron that makes heart shaped waffles so I can make cheddar and bacon waffles yummmmms =D

Maria said...

Bring on the berries! YUM!

Katie said...

The waffles look delicious. Love how berry scattered they are. The blueberry syrup looks fab

Debbie said...

They look so good Monica! The addition of the berries is perfect!

Kerstin said...

I have that same mickey mouse waffle maker!! They are pretty cute, but I need to get a real one too :)

These look amazing with all those berries!

I also had a question for you - do you have a favorite carrot cake recipe? I haven't found one I absolutely love and you're such an awesome baker I thought I'd ask for advice :)

Lorraine said...

Beautiful waffles! Sadly, I do not have a waffle maker either. It is on my must-buy list though. When I get it, will have to try these.

tasteofbeirut said...

These are the best-looking waffles i have seen in a long time!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I like waffles but pancakes are actually my fave especially because Joe always makes them. :) Yes, I'm lazy. LOL

Love these photos with their pop of color from the berries!

Melanie said...

I just made these and they were delicious!

Christina @ Still Lucky said...

Hi there! I've just recently stumbled upon your blog and bookmarked a ton of recipes. I'm making these this morning, so excited to try them. You have a beautiful blog. :)

Stephanie said...

I just made these this delicious!

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