Top these delicious waffles with raspberry coulis and creme fraiche with lavender honey. Image by: Maya Visnyei
Arrange your delicious waffles on a gorgeous breakfast board with fresh berries, jams and creme fraiche.
Mini chocolate & almond waffles
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
- 100 g dark chocolate, melted
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
2 In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, butter and almond extract.
3 Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
4 Using 3/4 cup for each waffle, pour the batter onto a hot non-stick waffle iron; close the lid and cook until the batter is crisp and golden and the steam stops, about 5 minutes.
5 Cut each waffle into four pieces; drizzle with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the almonds.
Prep & cook time: 1 1/2 hours
- 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp water, divided
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp cornstarch
1 In a blender, purée the raspberries, sugar and 1 tablespoon water.
2 Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a small saucepan, pressing the solids with the back of a spoon and scraping the bottom of the sieve to extract the pulp.
3 Discard the solids. Stir the lemon juice into the raspberry mixture; stir over medium heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Whisk the cornstarch with the remaining 2 teaspoons water until smooth; stir into the raspberry mixture.
4 Bring to a boil; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
5 Remove from the heat; serve with waffles.
Prep & cook time: 15 minutes
Creme fraiche with lavender honey
1 In a small saucepan, combine the honey and lavender, stirring until the honey is warmed through.
2 Let stand until the mixture has cooled, about 20 minutes.
3 In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche with 2 tablespoons of the honey mixture (reserve the rest for another use).
4 Sprinkle with extra lavender and serve with waffles.
Prep & cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 1 cup