It's National Waffle day, and I have a pretty well-documented waffle addiction. I was challenged to use blueberries as an ingredient, and there's a double dose of them in this recipe. Unfortunately, we didn't get to pick this year, so I had to go into my freezer stash. My son helped put these together. I usually skip the "beating the egg whites" part and toss in the whole egg, but I wanted him to follow the recipe from start to finish. I'm glad I did. The waffles were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. My only addition was about a teaspoon of butter extract to the batter. You could use vanilla or maybe even orange extract, I would cut that down to 1/4t so it wouldn't be overpowering.
We're die hard Real NH Maple syrup fans, but this sauce is fantastic. It would be great over ice cream too :) Thank you so much to Devyn W for sharing the recipe!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Blueberry Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups milk
1t butter extract (my addition)
3 eggs -- separated
1/4 cup butter -- melted
2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup orange juice -- divided
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cornstarch
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the milk, egg yolks and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions (see note) until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup orange juice and honey. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining orange juice until smooth; gradually stir into berry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve warm with waffles. Yield: 12 waffles (1-1/3 cups sauce).
Note: I use a Presto Flipside waffle maker, which makes nice thick belgian waffles. I cooked mine for about 5 minutes, and I got 4 perfect waffles.
Shared at The Weekend Potluck #237