I served these waffles for a Holiday Brunch and I thought my boys were going to eat themselves into a coma! They were seriously in HEAVEN… It is this type of indulgent recipe, coupled with the spirit of the holiday that creates food memories.
Food should evoke wonderful memories and the atmosphere is equally as important as the dishes being prepared. I set the stage for this brunch by playing beautiful music in the background, setting a lovely table, and lighting candles. We prayed together, laughed together and enjoyed our meal under the best of conditions.
My boys (including Sweetie Pie aka Greg) will probably never truly appreciate the effort that went into the details of the day, but that is OKAY because I know in my heart that every detail of that brunch from the candles to the music made the food taste sweeter and the memories run deeper.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- non-stick cooking spray
- Blueberry Pie Filling
- 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
- 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
- powdered sugar (optional dusting)
- fresh blueberries and raspberries (optional topping)
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
- Blueberry Cheesecake Topping-
- In a bowl, blend together room temperature cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, pour blueberry pie filling.
- Plate up Belgian waffle and top with a dollop cheesecake mixture and a dollop of blueberry pie filling. Dust with powdered sugar and a sprinkle of berries if desired.
- If your Holiday mornings are hectic, there are many shortcuts to preparing these waffles. Boxed Belgian waffle mixes are typically very good and will save a lot of preparation time.