Although its long, long past due – I present to you the last recipe of waffle week that never came. It’s blueberry waffles topped with a saison strawberry compote. Where’s the beer? Well, we used Dog Ate My Homework, a blackberry saison by Brouwerij West. The color of this beer is an absolutely gorgeous purpley-maroon. There are light flavors of blackberry and it almost reminds me of a fruity wine. I’m convinced this beer was made to be cooked down and combined with strawberries for this exact recipe. I was afraid it would disappear behind the strawberries but instead, the flavors shined through to make an above average strawberry topping. This quick and easy recipe is sure to make any morning just a little bit brighter.
Serving Size: Makes 6 waffles
1 cup basic mix
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs – separated
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries
½ cup mashed strawberries
1 cup of Dog Ate My Homework by Brouwerij West
1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp sugar
Cool Whip or Whipped Cream
Grab two bowls. In one, melt the butter and whisk in the egg yolks. In the other bowl, add the whites and the buttermilk. Next, combine the egg mixes together and add the basic mix.
Using a whisk or a potato masher, macerate the blueberries a bit and then add them to the waffle mix.
Hull some strawberries and mash them. Keep adding them to a measuring cup until you’ve mashed up ½ of a cup.
In a large saucepan on med-high heat, add the strawberries, Dog Ate My Homework Blackberry Saison, cornstarch, and sugar. Bring to a boil and constantly stir. Let the liquid thicken and reduce – about 3-5 minutes on the stove. When the time is up, set it aside until its time to pour all over your delicious waffles.
Throw that yummy blueberry batter in the waffle iron until you have some crispy waffles. Top with the strawberry compote and some whipped cream or Cool Whip for extra deliciousness.